OC Transpo has had more collision fatalities in 10 years than eight major Canadian transit systems combined

By Elizabeth Payne and Andrew Duffy, Ottawa Citizen, January 23, 2019

OC Transpo has experienced more on-board collision fatalities during the past 10 years than eight of the country’s largest transit systems combined.

And one road-safety expert says that’s something OC Transpo officials should pay attention to.

“OC Transpo’s record stands out because it is the same bus failing to stop in time in 2013 and in 2019,” said Ahmed Shalaby, the University of Manitoba engineering safety expert who has followed the OC Transpo bus crash closely.

A survey of safety records reveals that transit services in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal — along with regional services GO Transit and BC Transit — suffered a combined total of seven on-board fatalities over the past decade.


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