2-1 Transportation Fatalities by Mode: 1990-2007

2-1 Transportation Fatalities by Mode: 1990-2007

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Mode R1990 R2005 R2006 2007
Air        
Large air carriera 39 22 50 1
Commuter air carriera 6 0 2 0
On-demand air taxia 51 18 16 43
General aviationa 770 563 703 491
Highwayb 44,599 43,510 42,708 41,059
Pipeline, gas and hazardous liquid 9 16 19 15
Railroadc 599 525 534 510
Transitd 339 236 227 214
Waterborne      
Vessel-related, commercial ship 85 45 48 52
Nonvessel-relatede, commercial ship 101 35 39 32
Recreational boating 865 697 710 685

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: R = revised.

Notes: 1990 and 2006 data for general aviation are revised. 2005 and 2006 data for railroad are revised. 2006 data for Highway is revised.

Sources: Air— National Transportation Safety Board, Highway— National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Pipeline— Office of Pipeline Safety, Rail— Federal Railroad Administration, Transit— Federal Transit Administration and personal communication, Water— U.S. Coast Guard as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 2-1, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of January 2009.