Light Rail Transit – The safest way to go.

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From the Light Rail Now folks in the USA, some interesting figures on transportation safety.

Fatality Rates per 100 Million Passenger-Miles (1997)

Motor Vehicles        – 0.93
Rail Rapid Transit   – 0.55
Commuter Rail        – 0.05
Bus                         – 0.10
Light Rail                 – 0.00

[Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics/National Transportation Statistics 1999 and FTA/National Transit Statistics and Trends 1998; average motor vehicle occupancy rate of 1.5 calculated from 1998 FHWA data]

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