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MotorVehicle Fatality rate for Portland

Read Motor vehicle Fatality rateoff of graph on page 47 of Second Annual Portland Metropolitan Region Transportation System Performance Report

MotorVehicle Fatality rate for Portland (1994-1996): ..7 per 100e6 Vehicle miles / 1.2 = .58

MAX 1987-2000=1.46

1.46 / .58 = 2.52 = 252%

MotorVehicle Fatality rate for Portland  (2001-2003): .45 per 100e6 Vehicle miles / 1.2 = .38

MAX  2001-2006=0.88

.88 / .38 = 2.32 = 232%

MotorVehicle Fatality rate forPortland (1994-2002): .55 per 100e6 Vehicle miles / 1.2 = .46

MAX 1987-2006=1.14

1.14 / .46 = 2.48 = 248%

MAX Ridership

From pages 1 and 4 of the Trimet publication busmaxstat.pdf  (http://www.trimet.org/pdfs/ridership/busmaxstat.pdf)

Details of How We Calculate Fatality Rate