SAFETY IN URBAN MASS TRANSPORTATION: RESEARCH REPORT

The Research Report covers three major topics: (1) an analysis of the current state of safety; (2) determination of acceptable safety levels; and (3) development of the Safety Guidelines Manual. Safety performance in several modes of transportation are compared as a basis for assessing the safety situation. Methods of establishing acceptable safety levels and setting safety goals are analyzed. A safety program is formulated for the urban mass transportation industry wherein system safety principles are applied in this industry's technical and institutional environment. Conclusions are drawn that urban mass transportation, although inherently hazardous, is not troubled by immediate, severe safety problems. However, these problems will confront the industry as it moves into use of new high-performance technology. Also, problems with injuries and fatalities concern the industry today and merit remedial action. Management approaches are recommended for meeting these safety problem areas.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-245413, RRIS 12 127048; Bulletin 7601.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Columbus Laboratories

    505 King Avenue
    Columbus, OH  USA  43201

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Naval Underwater Systems Center

    Department of the Navy
    Newport, RI  USA  02840
  • Authors:
    • Cheaney, E S
    • Hoess, J A
    • Thompson, R E
    • Svehla, R L
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 199 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186852
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BATT-G-2460-0001 Final Rpt., UMTA-RI-06-0005-75-3
  • Contract Numbers: N00140-73-C-A394
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1981 12:00AM