Management & Operations

Transportation fatalities up slightly in 2002

Posted on October 9, 2003

Transportation fatalities in the United States increased by 129 in 2002 to 45,098 with highway deaths accounting for virtually all of the total, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Rail fatalities increased slightly to 603, reflecting a rise in pedestrians being struck by trains, said the NTSB. Seven rail passengers were killed last year. The number of people killed in aviation accidents dropped by nearly half from 2001 numbers because there were no major airline crashes last year. Highway fatalities, which were reported by the Transportation Department earlier this year, totaled 42,815. Traffic deaths accounted for 94% of all transportation deaths last year, reported Reuters.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

HART leasing Teslas to expand rideshare program

The HART HyperLINK program partners with Transdev to provide direct connections from door to bus stop through an on-demand ride-hailing service similar to Uber,

WTC Oculus safety improvements possible following death of woman

Jenny Santos plunged from the C1 level escalator early Saturday morning as she was grabbing her twin sister's hat. She was brought to Bellevue Hospital and pronounced dead.

New mobility website to track Washington, D.C. traffic congestion

The dynamic web tool shows the District’s state of mobility for surface transportation modes and outlines DDOT’s recommendations for managing and operating built infrastructure to meet growing demand.

McDonald Transit/RATP Dev to operate Fla. transit service

Will provide management of the operations and vehicle maintenance for Lake County’s LakeXpress, fixed-route service and the paratransit service, Lake County Connection.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment


Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close