When accidents happen…………

The followingAi??article illustrates two items that many people here, on our side of the pond, are completely unaware of. The first item is a investigation of a death on the Manchester (UK) LRT by the RAIB or Rail Accident Investigation Branch, an English organization. When a death occurs on SkyTrain, the public is completely unaware [...]

LRT – safer than buses and cars.

From the Light Rail Now Project Team Ai??Ai?? September 2007 US injuries + Fatalities per Passenger-Mile (2002-2004) Motor VehiclesAi??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??LRTAi??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai?? Bus 2002 647.4Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??390.0Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai?? 552.8 2003 697.2Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??376.7Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??544.6 2004 597.1Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai?? 415.6Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai?? 560.2 Sources: National Safety Council, Report on injuries in America, Selected Measures of Unintentional injuries, U.S., 2001-2005 http://www.nsc.org/library/report_table_2.htm US Federal Transit Administration, Transit Safety and Security Statistics [...]

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