Table 2-11: Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Incidents: 2006

Table 2-11: Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Incidents: 2006

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

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State Number of
Grade crossings Incidents Fatalities Injuries
Alabama 4,804 127 11 48
Alaska 334 1 0 0
Arizona 1,530 48 6 11
Arkansas 4,481 80 9 27
California 12,298 168 37 39
Colorado 3,021 45 10 32
Connecticut 657 8 0 3
Delaware 424 7 0 4
District of Columbia 40 1 0 0
Florida 5,361 118 10 34
Georgia 8,268 133 8 33
Hawaii 8 1 0 0
Idaho 2,488 21 3 2
Illinois 12,881 174 25 73
Indiana 8,098 136 13 30
Iowa 7,834 69 6 18
Kansas 10,064 57 15 26
Kentucky 4,874 67 8 29
Louisiana 6,465 144 8 75
Maine 1,680 7 1 2
Maryland 1,364 24 1 7
Massachusetts 1,323 11 2 30
Michigan 7,896 82 10 29
Minnesota 7,487 61 12 17
Mississippi 4,286 82 13 37
Missouri 7,794 60 7 25
Montana 3,283 19 1 7
Nebraska 6,012 37 5 19
Nevada 544 4 0 1
New Hampshire 638 2 0 1
New Jersey 2,106 43 9 11
New Mexico 1,231 10 5 6
New York 5,811 32 5 9
North Carolina 7,264 75 8 21
North Dakota 5,277 12 0 4
Ohio 9,594 127 17 35
Oklahoma 5,496 70 16 36
Oregon 5,181 28 1 9
Pennsylvania 7,976 62 4 12
Rhode Island 191 0 0 0
South Carolina 4,038 47 12 12
South Dakota 3,241 16 2 7
Tennessee 4,603 68 8 20
Texas 16,420 339 44 149
Utah 1,584 14 0 3
Vermont 1,167 3 0 2
Virginia 4,820 43 0 7
Washington 5,464 50 7 11
West Virginia 3,499 32 4 8
Wisconsin 6,538 58 6 12
Wyoming 1,111 4 0 1
United States, total 238,849 2,927 369 1,034

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 the trains, as well as people on the train or railroad equipment.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Safety Analysis, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/, query tables 1.07 and 8.05, as of Dec. 10, 2007.