Metropolitan Transportation Authority

New York City Transit: Bus and Station Accidents

New York City Transit provides bus and train service throughout New York City. We examined New York City Transit's safety practices. We found that accidents in subway stations were often not reported and accidents involving buses were not adequately investigated. As a result, steps were not necessarily taken to correct the conditions that caused the accidents. Some bus drivers were repeatedly involved in accidents. For example, we identified 13 drivers who were involved in six or more accidents in a year. We made several recommendations aimed at strengthening the safety practices of New York City Transit. 94-S-77