Table 2-11: Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Incidents: 2005

Table 2-11: Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Incidents: 2005

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

Excel | CSV

State Number of
Grade crossings Incidents Fatalities Injuries
Alabama 4,814 113 16 44
Alaska 325 2 0 0
Arizona 1,526 39 2 5
Arkansas 4,473 72 8 40
California 12,156 148 22 58
Colorado 3,000 36 6 18
Connecticut 648 6 3 2
Delaware 443 8 1 3
District of Columbia 30 0 0 0
Florida 5,112 103 17 21
Georgia 8,218 129 12 18
Hawaii 8 1 0 0
Idaho 2,474 23 1 6
Illinois 12,620 180 31 82
Indiana 8,043 172 21 26
Iowa 7,841 77 6 32
Kansas 10,043 63 7 32
Kentucky 4,837 86 7 26
Louisiana 6,460 131 20 44
Maine 1,671 5 0 2
Maryland 1,364 19 1 1
Massachusetts 1,295 11 1 6
Michigan 7,833 95 5 13
Minnesota 7,488 65 9 28
Mississippi 4,284 79 10 30
Missouri 7,707 64 17 31
Montana 3,292 20 3 4
Nebraska 6,039 50 12 22
Nevada 541 4 1 0
New Hampshire 627 2 0 0
New Jersey 2,057 44 2 11
New Mexico 1,232 20 4 7
New York 5,738 41 13 10
North Carolina 7,208 66 6 34
North Dakota 5,793 18 8 4
Ohio 9,568 133 8 37
Oklahoma 5,505 64 6 34
Oregon 5,082 27 1 4
Pennsylvania 7,864 80 5 17
Rhode Island 190 1 0 0
South Carolina 4,031 75 9 16
South Dakota 3,364 18 2 9
Tennessee 4,585 78 7 28
Texas 16,496 323 23 143
Utah 1,588 18 2 7
Vermont 1,123 4 0 3
Virginia 4,775 50 2 12
Washington 5,443 57 6 14
West Virginia 3,442 35 1 4
Wisconsin 6,525 84 13 20
Wyoming 1,138 1 0 1
United States, total 237,985 3,040 357 1,009

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, Railroad Safety Statistics: 2005 Annual Report, Washington, DC: November 2006.