Table 2-11: Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Incidents: 2003

Table 2-11: Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Incidents: 2003

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State Number of
Grade crossings Incidents Fatalities Injuries
Alabama 5,285 92 10 38
Alaska 342 1 0 1
Arizona 1,571 39 6 4
Arkansas 4,640 80 7 25
California 12,576 138 26 61
Colorado 3,147 34 1 10
Connecticut 657 4 0 0
Delaware 448 8 0 4
District of Columbia 40 1 0 0
Florida 5,326 94 13 35
Georgia 8,435 112 7 44
Hawaii 8 0 0 0
Idaho 2,524 20 2 4
Illinois 13,104 157 29 70
Indiana 8,808 142 18 37
Iowa 8,385 58 3 18
Kansas 10,555 58 3 28
Kentucky 5,065 90 8 24
Louisiana 6,683 146 15 42
Maine 1,682 11 1 3
Maryland 1,394 21 0 4
Massachusetts 1,642 16 0 3
Michigan 7,939 106 7 28
Minnesota 8,077 74 11 27
Mississippi 4,698 91 9 44
Missouri 7,851 64 9 32
Montana 3,404 26 4 4
Nebraska 6,274 41 5 11
Nevada 549 2 1 2
New Hampshire 637 1 0 0
New Jersey 2,100 49 7 13
New Mexico 1,252 12 3 7
New York 5,944 41 8 7
North Carolina 7,831 72 4 15
North Dakota 6,031 23 6 9
Ohio 9,699 124 13 47
Oklahoma 5,734 67 10 31
Oregon 5,205 31 3 7
Pennsylvania 8,041 86 3 13
Rhode Island 190 2 0 0
South Carolina 4,248 70 5 23
South Dakota 3,407 15 1 6
Tennessee 5,112 85 8 18
Texas 17,219 283 36 104
Utah 1,645 19 0 6
Vermont 1,176 3 0 2
Virginia 4,866 56 7 23
Washington 5,566 44 6 10
West Virginia 3,601 39 3 21
Wisconsin 6,795 74 4 30
Wyoming 1,156 6 2 2
United States, total 248,564 2,928 324 997

NOTE: Any impact, regardless of severity, between railroad on-track equipment and any user of a public or private crossing site must be reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration on Form F 6180.57. The crossing site includes sidewalks and pathways at, or associated with, the crossing. Counts of fatalities and injuries include motor vehicle occupants, people not in vehicles or on the trains, as well as people on the train or railroad equipment.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Interim Railroad Safety Statistics Annual Report 2003, Washington, DC: 2004, tables 1-12, 1-14, and 9-2, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/officeofsafety/ as of July 19, 2004.