1-1 Transportation Fatalities by Mode: 1990-2009

1-1 Transportation Fatalities by Mode: 1990-2009

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Mode 1990 2005 2008 2009
Air        
Large U.S. air carriera 39 22 3 52
Commuter air carriera 6 0 0 0
On-demand air taxia 51 18 69 17
General aviationa 770 563 494 474
Highwayb 44,599 43,510 37,423 33,808
Pipeline, gas and hazardous liquid 9 14 8 13
Railroadc 599 525 514 458
Transitd 339 236 240 230
Waterborne      
Vessel-related, commercial ship 85 78 51 57
Nonvessel-relatede, commercial ship 101 60 67 93
Recreational boating 865 697 709 736

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.

Notes: Data for 2008 has been revised for on-demand air taxi, general aviation, highway, railroad and transit. Air and railroad fatalities in 2009 are preliminary.

Sources: AirNational Transportation Safety Board, HighwayNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration, PipelineOffice of Pipeline Safety, Rail: Federal Railroad Administration, TransitFederal Transit Administration and personal communication, WaterU.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 2011.