Table 2-16: Transit Incidents, Fatalities, Injuries, and Property Damage: 2006

Table 2-16: Transit Incidents, Fatalities, Injuries, and Property Damage: 2006

(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 17 0 24 21 0 17 181
Alaska 12 0 13 28 0 26 98
Arizona 48 2 56 28 0 33 435
Arkansas 36 0 6 62 0 2 21
California 1,133 56 1,195 1,603 22 1,523 4,598
Colorado 46 2 87 18 1 17 161
Connecticut 73 0 130 67 1 77 376
Delaware 140 0 140 0 0 0 152
District of Columbia 216 14 355 510 2 388 28
Florida 539 17 778 417 3 391 2,937
Georgia 255 1 238 425 1 401 1,646
Hawaii 43 4 48 83 0 85 452
Idaho 28 0 0 0 0 0 12
Illinois 580 29 953 998 2 1,054 2,828
Indiana 74 0 77 49 0 46 1,900
Iowa 10 0 4 2 0 1 95
Kansas 5 0 5 2 0 2 47
Kentucky 11 0 20 12 0 12 52
Louisiana 62 1 109 8 0 6 464
Maine 12 0 1 3 0 3 28
Maryland 211 0 283 102 3 116 781
Massachusetts 114 2 149 686 9 626 935
Michigan 768 6 174 140 2 27 5,563
Minnesota 52 3 56 56 0 50 946
Mississippi 1 0 0 3 0 1 30
Missouri 119 4 240 104 0 103 634
Montana 1 0 1 1 0 1 2
Nebraska 6 0 14 0 0 0 10
Nevada 36 1 60 87 0 88 560
New Hampshire 3 0 6 3 0 3 15
New Jersey 189 16 144 370 8 359 1,131
New Mexico 24 0 21 35 0 9 42
New York 895 33 1,297 5,341 4 3,957 6,134
North Carolina 121 1 152 85 0 84 593
North Dakota 4 0 1 0 0 0 84
Ohio 223 6 309 200 1 189 1,349
Oklahoma 34 0 21 12 0 11 222
Oregon 46 1 58 138 0 127 853
Pennsylvania 3,999 1 682 2,546 8 1,531 2,425
Rhode Island 6 0 14 37 0 41 45
South Carolina 39 0 48 14 0 15 196
South Dakota 3 0 4 6 0 6 18
Tennessee 66 2 119 36 0 38 901
Texas 351 9 552 253 1 231 3,165
Utah 26 1 33 22 0 20 463
Vermont 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Virginia 92 0 109 82 0 79 1,117
Washington 133 3 154 213 1 195 2,098
West Virginia 7 2 20 4 0 6 131
Wisconsin 327 0 417 76 0 88 592
Wyoming 1 0 1 1 0 1 0
United States, total 11,237 217 9,378 14,989 69 12,086 47,546

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, 2006 National Transit Database; 2006 Federal Railroad Administration, Rail Accident/Incident Reporting System, personal communication, Dec. 7, 2007.