2-1 Transportation Fatalities by Mode: 1990-2006

2-1 Transportation Fatalities by Mode: 1990-2006

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Mode 1990 2000 2005 2006
Air        
Large air carriera 39 92 22 P50
Commuter air carriera 6 5 0 P2
On-demand air taxia 51 71 18 P16
General aviationa 767 596 R563 P698
Highwayb 44,599 41,945 R43,510 42,642
Pipeline, gas and hazardous liquid 9 38 R16 19
Railroadc 599 512 R529 P543
Transitd 339 295 R236 213
Waterborne      
Vessel-related, commercial ship 85 53 45 48
Nonvessel-relatede, commercial ship 101 134 35 39
Recreational boating 865 701 697 710

a Includes people on planes and on the ground. b Includes motor vehicle occupants, nonoccupants, and fatalities at railroad crossings. c Includes fatalities from nontrain incidents as well as train incidents and accidents. Also includes train occupants and nonoccupants except motor vehicle occupants at grade crossings. d Fatalities resulting from all reportable incidents, not just accidents. Includes commuter rail, heavy rail, light rail, motorbus, demand response, van pool, and automated guideway. e Fatalities unrelated to vessel accidents, e.g., individual falling overboard and drowning.

Key: P = preliminary; R = revised.

Sources: Various sources, as cited in USDOT, RITA, BTS, National Transportation Statistics, table 2-1, available at http://www.bts.gov, as of September 2007. 2005-Highway: USDOT, NHTSA, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, personal communication, August 2007; Transit: USDOT, Volpe Center, personal communication, August 2007; Recreational boating: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Coast Guard, Boating Statistics 2006, available at http://www.uscgboating.org/statistics/stats.htm as of September 2007.