Light Rail systems kill more people than any other transportation mode except for motorcycles.

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Pictured: Average fatality rates per 100 million miles, 2000–20111
  • At-grade Light Rail systems need time to stop and frequently hit pedestrians and vehicles.
  • On-street trains come with a human cost that is ignored by LRT advocates and urban designers.
  • Light Rail creates an average of 3 traffic accidents per crossing per year2
  • Vehicle-train collisions can severely damage trains, costing millions for repairs/write-offs.
  • There are already hundreds of accidents each year on our LRT corridors.

References

  1. US Department of Transportation study – [SEE HERE]
  2. Transportation Research Board study – [SEE HERE]
References
 

Prone to accidents • Safety issues

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