A Uniform Transit Safety Records System for the Commonwealth of Virginia

Report No: 81-R39

Published in 1981

About the report:

This study was conceived as the first phase of a three-phase program to develop a safety data base for intracity bus transit. It involved reviewing the state of the art of general transportation safety management, examining the current intracity bus safety records systems of the federal, state, and local governments and the transit industry, and developing the basis for an intracity bus safety records system for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Definitions of motor bus traffic accidents, passenger accidents, and crime were developed data elements and codes were selected; and an accident/incident report form was designed. Guidelines for developing data files, coding, entry, editing, and data processing procedures were developed along with recommendations on the development of the last two phases of the program.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


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Mark A. Bowman

Last updated: January 22, 2024

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