Examination of Passenger Assaults on Bus Transit Systems

This research provides a status report on the state of the industry and current conditions under which Florida public transportation systems are operating, and the type, severity, and prevalence of passenger assaults on these systems. The project team will review the time of day assaults are most prevalent; type of services on which they occur most frequently (i.e., paratransit, fixed-route, commuter/express route; and location (i.e., on board, transfer locations, bus stops).

The goals of this research effort are to:

  1. Identify the prevalence of assaults on bus transit passengers.
  2. Identify the time of day within which the assaults are occurring
  3. Identify the locations where assaults are occurring (i.e., on board, transfer stations, bus stops)
  4. Identify any other environmental factors which may contribute to an increased occurrence of assaults
  5. Identify any mitigation measures transit agencies have employed to reduce the incidence rate of these assaults

Identify any mitigation measures that may not be currently utilized by Florida’s public transportation agencies that may be deemed relevant and successful in curtailing assaults on transit passengers. View Report

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