27 Aug '14, 5pm

How Operation Lifesaver can help your transit system’s safety program #METRO

Transit is one of the safest ways to travel in the U.S. According to the National Safety Council, the lifetime odds of being killed as a rail passenger are 1 in 178,000, compared to the 1 in 415 odds of being killed as an occupant of a passenger car. Under the 2012 MAP-21 Act, which requires the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to create a national public transportation safety plan , transit systems throughout the U.S. must develop and implement agency safety plans that meet performance criteria, standards, and employee training requirements laid out in the national safety plan. RELATED: Reinforcing Rail Safety to Prevent Crossing, Tresspassing Incidents A closer look at recent transit fatality statistics reveals where the problem areas lie. According to FTA statistics, 262 people died in transit-related incidents in 2012 (not including commuter rail systems, which are...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/blog/safety-corner/story/20...

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