Reducing Transit Accidents by Mapping Accident 'Hot Spots'
Track: Highways and Roads
Authors: Leo Fothergill, Phillip Reese
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) experiences a variety of accidents and safety incidents on its Bus, Light Rail, Metro and Mobility system. Using GIS has allowed MTA to identify accident ‘hot spots’ and, through targeted corrective actions, improve safety at several key locations. MTA partnered with AECOM and CGIS to create a Transit Accident Mapping and Analysis Application using ArcGIS server to meet this need. Additional advanced analysis of the data was conducted on ArcGIS Desktop.