- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Commuters who ride Washington’s bus system are at a greater risk of experiencing security incidents than on other major bus system in the nation.

Citing data from the National Transit Database, the Washington Post (https://wapo.st/29GUfVr ) reports that Metrobus has the highest rates of security incidents among nine other major transit systems, including New York, Boston and Chicago. According to the data, Metrobus has a rate of 2.8 security incidents per 10 billion passenger trips.

The bus system also has the third-highest rates for collisions with 10.9 incidents per 10 billion passenger trips and the third-highest rates for injuries and fatalities with 23.9 incidents per 10 billion passenger trips.

Metro is the nation’s sixth-largest bus system. It has an average of 465,000 daily riders and more than 300 routes.


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