Table 2-11: Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Incidents: 2004

Table 2-11: Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Incidents: 2004

(Includes freight railroad, Amtrak, and commuter rail operations)

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State Number of
Grade crossings Incidents Fatalities Injuries
Alabama 5,167 113 9 37
Alaska 343 1 0 0
Arizona 1,567 30 2 9
Arkansas 4,509 72 8 28
California 12,489 154 34 53
Colorado 3,131 36 1 15
Connecticut 657 10 4 5
Delaware 449 7 0 7
District of Columbia 40 0 0 0
Florida 5,166 107 19 35
Georgia 8,291 154 15 42
Hawaii 8 1 0 0
Idaho 2,488 24 4 11
Illinois 13,111 177 27 71
Indiana 8,096 159 25 38
Iowa 8,117 81 5 25
Kansas 10,181 72 7 16
Kentucky 4,895 80 8 33
Louisiana 6,604 167 23 66
Maine 1,680 6 0 3
Maryland 1,387 12 0 6
Massachusetts 1,313 18 3 7
Michigan 7,896 102 9 31
Minnesota 7,938 84 15 26
Mississippi 4,423 87 12 44
Missouri 7,818 59 9 31
Montana 3,352 21 2 9
Nebraska 6,221 58 7 17
Nevada 549 2 0 0
New Hampshire 637 1 0 0
New Jersey 2,107 43 8 7
New Mexico 1,226 21 5 9
New York 5,872 34 5 29
North Carolina 7,636 75 12 26
North Dakota 5,954 15 0 11
Ohio 9,632 137 14 35
Oklahoma 5,594 58 9 30
Oregon 5,174 29 7 7
Pennsylvania 8,150 79 1 15
Rhode Island 191 0 0 0
South Carolina 4,103 67 12 27
South Dakota 3,390 16 0 9
Tennessee 5,032 76 6 27
Texas 17,075 292 26 109
Utah 1,626 10 3 7
Vermont 1,185 5 0 2
Virginia 4,822 64 1 21
Washington 5,505 45 4 11
West Virginia 3,498 31 3 8
Wisconsin 6,748 68 4 24
Wyoming 1,153 3 0 2
United States, total 244,196 3,063 368 1,081

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 2004, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/officeofsafety/Forms/Default.asp as of Jan. 11, 2006.