Table 2-11: Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Incidents: 2008

Table 2-11: Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Incidents: 2008

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

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State Number of
Grade crossings Incidents Fatalities Injuries
Alabama 4,484 84 10 34
Alaska 334 1 0 0
Arizona 1,285 22 1 13
Arkansas 4,364 69 7 21
California 10,219 142 25 90
Colorado 2,842 31 8 3
Connecticut 646 4 0 0
Delaware 426 1 0 0
District of Columbia 34 0 0 0
Florida 5,244 75 25 30
Georgia 7,915 108 8 37
Hawaii 8 0 0 0
Idaho 2,452 20 2 4
Illinois 12,279 152 27 69
Indiana 7,955 141 19 45
Iowa 7,347 72 5 25
Kansas 8,145 43 9 16
Kentucky 4,815 51 4 17
Louisiana 5,579 113 15 43
Maine 1,679 6 0 0
Maryland 1,357 17 0 3
Massachusetts 1,376 8 1 3
Michigan 7,283 59 4 21
Minnesota 7,146 57 6 20
Mississippi 4,177 70 14 71
Missouri 6,872 46 10 17
Montana 3,282 19 2 4
Nebraska 4,988 48 2 20
Nevada 523 6 0 3
New Hampshire 598 3 0 1
New Jersey 2,165 32 1 17
New Mexico 1,234 10 1 4
New York 5,320 39 6 13
North Carolina 7,027 69 8 29
North Dakota 4,796 14 1 5
Ohio 9,245 95 12 34
Oklahoma 5,276 58 8 30
Oregon 4,361 13 2 1
Pennsylvania 6,780 60 6 12
Rhode Island 138 0 0 0
South Carolina 3,990 62 6 17
South Dakota 3,011 13 1 9
Tennessee 4,700 63 5 26
Texas 15,053 228 17 95
Utah 1,315 12 0 2
Vermont 957 3 0 2
Virginia 4,440 44 4 14
Washington 5,246 36 4 6
West Virginia 3,451 15 2 8
Wisconsin 6,481 69 1 14
Wyoming 1,103 4 0 2
United States, total 221,743 2,407 289 950

NOTES: Data are preliminary. 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, 2008 Preliminary Railroad Safety Statistics Bulletin (Washington, DC: December 2009), tables 2-11 and 9-2, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/publicsite/Prelim.aspx as, as of Apr. 19, 2010.