Characteristics of public bus accidents in Ohio from 1989 to 1991 are identified. Analyses were conducted for determining accident characteristics of the six Ohio major transit systems; this included comparing the average bus accident rates and comparing the average bus accident rates under various conditions for each major transit system. The comprehensive results indicate that Southwest Ohio RTA (Cincinnati) had the highest bus accident rate and that Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) (Cleveland) and Miami Valley RTA (Dayton) had the lowest bus accident rates. Central Ohio Transit Authority (Columbus), Toledo Area RTA (Toledo), and Akron Metro RTA (Akron) had similar bus accident rates. Rain is found to be a contributing factor to bus accident occurrence, especially for those transit systems in the northern part of Ohio. Snow and clear conditions for weather or roadway conditions were not different in terms of accident occurrence for the systems.


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Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 49-55
  • Monograph Title: Public transportation: bus, rail, ridesharing, paratransit services, and transit security
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00667619
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309055105
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 7 1994 12:00AM