Table 2-16: Transit Incidents, Fatalities, Injuries, and Property Damage: 2003

Table 2-16: Transit Incidents, Fatalities, Injuries, and Property Damage: 2003

(All transit modes)

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State Collision Noncollision Total property damage ($ thousands)
Number of incidents Fatalities Injuries Number of incidents Fatalities Injuries
Alabama 2 1 1 4 0 3 130
Alaska 6 0 7 34 0 30 187
Arizona 14 5 14 2 1 1 29
Arkansas 62 0 13 19 0 2 29
California 648 26 677 1,355 22 1,289 7,370
Colorado 35 2 46 13 0 14 403
Connecticut 56 0 126 40 0 43 501
Delaware 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
District of Columbia 36 2 66 259 6 242 380
Florida 608 2 769 337 1 332 1,692
Georgia 153 2 237 225 0 223 1,278
Hawaii 31 1 25 76 0 78 315
Idaho 2 0 3 0 0 0 28
Illinois 413 10 725 1,063 30 999 16,359
Indiana 82 1 74 64 0 63 421
Iowa 15 0 21 4 0 3 143
Kansas 0 0 0 6 0 6 0
Kentucky 22 1 34 20 0 21 344
Louisiana 495 0 281 60 0 96 989
Maine 5 0 6 0 0 0 41
Maryland 153 5 350 121 0 125 712
Massachusetts 90 4 156 774 6 627 198
Michigan 944 2 64 42 0 37 7,467
Minnesota 36 0 34 40 0 44 405
Mississippi 54 0 54 7 0 6 13
Missouri 97 1 171 119 0 124 350
Montana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 1 0 4 0 0 0 29
Nevada 0 0 0 12 0 12 0
New Hampshire 0 0 0 3 0 3 15
New Jersey 837 4 515 545 13 481 3,009
New Mexico 2 0 2 0 0 0 14
New York 956 32 1,287 4,844 25 3,579 20,211
North Carolina 70 0 139 27 0 25 832
North Dakota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ohio 179 3 304 186 0 182 1,322
Oklahoma 4 1 11 0 0 0 347
Oregon 46 5 68 72 0 72 947
Pennsylvania 683 6 241 1,260 2 1,195 511
Rhode Island 41 0 61 3 0 19 204
South Carolina 8 0 10 8 0 8 18
South Dakota 5 0 8 2 0 1 37
Tennessee 54 3 128 39 0 37 502
Texas 310 5 577 182 3 169 3,531
Utah 32 2 29 22 0 19 480
Vermont 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Virginia 58 0 74 62 1 73 526
Washington 125 3 171 174 2 157 1,634
West Virginia 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Wisconsin 81 0 143 74 0 81 603
Wyoming 1 0 1 0 0 0 13
United States, total 7,552 129 7,727 12,202 114 10,523 74,564

NOTES: Collision includes at-grade crossings and suicides. Noncollision includes: 1) derailments/buses going off road; 2) personal casualties in parking facilities, inside vehicles, on right of way, boarding/alighting, and in station/bus stops; 3) evacuations for life safety; and 4) nonarson fires. For an incident to be reportable it must involve a transit vehicle or occur on transit property and either: 1) result in a fatality, injury or transit property damage greater than $7,500; 2) involve a nonarson fire; 3) involve a mainline derailment; or 4) involve an evacuation due to life safety.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, 2003 National Transit Database, available at http://www.ntdprogram.com as of Oct. 5, 2005.