Transit Safety and Security Statistics

The objective of this project is to collect and analyze Transit Safety and Security Statistics on a national level. This project provides ongoing support for the maintenance, operation, and evolution of the Transit Safety and Security Statistics program (formerly the Safety Management Information System/SAMIS)--a mandatory reporting requirement of the FTA National Transit Database. It also supports the annual publication of the Transit Statistics report, which analyzes and displays normalized and trend data along with basic statistical data. The data is used in FTA decisions relating to the conduct of security audits and state oversight audits in reports to Congress, the Office of the Secretary, and the Office of Management and Budget; and in assisting transit professionals in the development of system safety and security plans. In FY 2002, the statistics report was reviewed and modifications were made to better define transit related safety and security issues and to improve data timeliness and accuracy. In response to the National Transportation Safety Board recommendations, a standalone effort focused on the causal data transit systems collect and how the data can be used to prevent future accidents. The collection and analysis of safety and security data provides both the agency and the industry with a basis for identifying key safety and security problems.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Transit Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  USA  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Jernigan, Amy

    • Performing Organizations:

      Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

      55 Broadway
      Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
    • Principal Investigators:

      Harrison, James

    • Start Date: 20021000
    • Actual Completion Date: 20030900
    • Source Data: RiP Project 9382

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01458827
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
    • Contract Numbers: MA-26-5016
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:51PM