SAFETY ESTIMATES FOR URBAN TRANSIT SYSTEMS

The paper presents the methodology and results of the safety analysis conducted for each of the transit alternatives being considered for Denver, Colo. It contains the historical data, methodology, and various assumptions used to develop the appropriate accident, and accident severity rates to forecast the safety status of various transit alternatives for the year 2000. The expected accident rates for the various concepts are summarized by hazard category and by the system's section. The comparison of total annual fatalities for the concepts is presented in terms of lives saved. The line haul sections of various concepts, and typical auto fatality rates are also compared to the domestic scheduled airline annual fatality rate.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the International Conference on Personal Rapid Transit held in Denver, Colorado, September 16-19, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Colorado, Denver

    Center for Urban Transportation Studies, 1100 14th Street
    Denver, CO  USA  80202
  • Authors:
    • Moraq, D
    • McGean, T J
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148312
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Vol. 2, Paper 43 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1981 12:00AM