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Transportation

2013

Local transit -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area -- Safety measures

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Route Segment Level Analysis Of Bus Safety Incidents, James G. Strathman, Sung Moon Kwon Aug 2013

Route Segment Level Analysis Of Bus Safety Incidents, James G. Strathman, Sung Moon Kwon

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This paper analyzes collision and non-collision incidents that occurred on TriMet’s bus system over a near two-year period. The bus route network was decomposed into stop and line haul segments, and a typology of models was estimated from segment level incident, risk exposure, and roadway feature data. The frequency of non-collision incidents – mainly slips, trips and falls – was estimated to be primarily related to associated risk exposure variables. The frequency of collision incidents was also estimated to be related to risk exposure variables, as well as a number of roadway design variables. The findings serve as an initial step ...