National Research Program

This project is designed to identify the scope of the problem of suicides that occur on commuter and subway transportation systems' rights of way in the United States. The project aims to quantify the number of suicide deaths on the commuter rail and subway systems, to develop a plan for conducting a Causal Analysis of the psychological and physical characteristics of railway-related suicides; to conduct preliminary Causal Analysis research; and to lay the groundwork for a longer-term, more in-depth project that will include development and pilot testing of proposed prevention measures.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: National Research Program, National Research, Policy


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $200000.00
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

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

    Nejako, Henry

  • Performing Organizations:

    American Association of Suicidology

  • Principal Investigators:

    Marshall, Karen

  • Start Date: 20090227
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090331
  • Source Data: RiP Project 34840

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01488600
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 1 2013 2:14AM