Number of transit injuries per 100,000 riders.
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The number of transit riders injured while using ART services is tracked by the Transit bureau. These numbers include riders injured while riding, boarding, or alighting an ART transit vehicle.
The number of transit injuries is an indication of the safety of the County's transit service. It can also be used as a benchmark for measuring pre- and post-safety conditions when safety programs, such as driver safety training, are implemented across the system.
This measure will also help track the achievement of the County's over-arching goal of minimizing injury and accident rates across all of the modes of transportation. This measure supports the MTP Goal 3: Promote Safety.
The number of injuries per 100,000 riders fell from 2013 to 2014 by 0.2 injuries to just 0.07 injuries per 100,000 ART riders.
At the same time, ridership on the ART system has grown tremendously since 2010. Arlington Transit has continued to prioritize safety as the system continues to grow and expand in the region. The Contractor responsible for operating and maintaining ART buses has selected several bus operators on the basis of observed and statistical data to receive an enhanced training curriculum. The Contractor also has committed to enhance the screening process for bus operator applicants will be enhanced to highlight the propensity to be safe in pressured situations.
- ART Transit Operations internal data.