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1-5 Injured Persons by Transportation Mode: 19 90, 2000, 2010, 2011

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Mode 1990 2000 2010 2011
Air 485 359 278 362
Large U.S. air carriera 29 31 16 20
Commuter air carriera 11 7 2 0
On-demand air taxia 36 12 6 15
General aviationa 409 309 254 327
Highwayb 3,230,666 3,188,750 2,239,000 2,217,000
Pipeline, gas and hazardous liquid 76 81 109 60
Railroadc 25,143 11,643 8,333 8,181
Transitd 54,556 56,697 23,414 22,652
Waterborne U 5,112 3,867 3,867
Vessel-related, commercial ship 175 150 172 105
Nonvessel-related, commercial shipe U 607 542 654
Recreational boating 3,822 4,355 3,153 3,108


aIncludes serious injuries. bIncludes passenger car occupants, motorcyclists, light-duty and large-truck occupants, bus occupants, occupants of unknown vehicle types, and pedestrians, pedalcyclists, and other nonmotorists. cInjuries resulting from train accidents, train and nontrain incidents, and occupational illness. Includes Amtrak. Also includes train occupants and nonoccupants except motor vehicle occupants at grade crossings. dInjuries resulting from all reportable incidents, not just from accidents. Includes commuter rail, heavy rail, light rail, motorbus, on-demand service, van pool, and automated guideway. The drop in the number of injuries after 2008 is due largely to a change in definitions by the Federal Transit Administration. Only injuries requiring immediate medical treatment away from the scene now qualify as reportable. Previously, any injury was reportable. eInjuries unrelated to vessel operations.

Key: U = unavailable.

Notes: Reporting criteria and/or estimation methods for injuries are not standardized across modes. Large U.S. air carrier, general aviation, pipeline, and railroad data for previous years are revised. Highway data for 2010 are revised.

Sources: Air—National Transportation Safety Board. Highway—National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Pipeline—Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Railroad—Federal Railroad Administration. Transit—Federal Transit Administration. Waterborne—United States Coast Guard as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 2-2, available at http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/publications/national_transportation_statistics/index.html accessed December 2012.