1-1 Transportation Fatalities by Mode: 1990, 2000, 2009, 2010

1-1 Transportation Fatalities by Mode: 1990, 2000, 2009, 2010

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Mode 1990 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Air                        
Large U.S. air carriera 39 92 531 0 22 14 22 50 1 3 52 2
Commuter air carriera 6 5 13 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
On-demand air taxia 51 71 60 35 42 64 18 16 43 69 17 17
General aviationa 770 596 562 581 633 559 563 706 496 494 478 450
Highwayb 44,599 41,945 42,196 43,005 42,884 42,836 43,510 42,708 41,259 37,423 33,883 32,885
Pipeline, gas and hazardous liquid 9 38 7 12 12 23 14 21 15 9 13 25
Railroadc 729 631 656 680 623 637 630 640 627 607 544 601
Transitd 235 208 180 172 180 174 144 160 182 170 224 215
Waterborne                        
Vessel-related, commercial ship 85 53 53 68 67 94 92 87 76 75 49 41
Nonvessel-relatede, commercial ship 101 69 49 41 50 62 60 65 59 61 58 43
Recreational boating 865 701 681 750 703 676 697 710 685 709 736 672
Total 47,489 44,409 44,988 45,344 45,218 45,139 45,750 45,165 43,443 39,620 36,054 34,951

aAircraft and ground fatalities. bMotor vehicle occupant and nonoccupant fatalities, including at railroad crossings. cTrain occupant and nonoccupant fatalities for incidents and accidents, not including at public highway-rail grade crossings involving motor vehicles. Includes commuter rail. dAll reportable incident and accident fatalities. Includes heavy rail, light rail, motorbus, demand response, van pool, and automated guideway. eFatalities unrelated to vessel accidents, e.g., individual falling overboard and drowning.

Notes: Data for 2009 have been revised for general aviation, highway, railroad, transit, vessel-related commercial ship and nonvessel-related commercial ship.

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 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, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of December 2011.