Table 2-16: Transit Incidents, Fatalities, Injuries, and Property Damage, All Transit Modes: 2008

Table 2-16: Transit Incidents, Fatalities, Injuries, and Property Damage, All Transit Modes: 2008

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State Collision Non-collision Total property damage ($ thousands)
Number of incidents Fatalities Injuries Number of incidents Fatalities Injuries
Alabama 12 0 28 12 0 7 431
Alaska 6 0 6 45 1 43 152
Arizona 34 2 54 35 0 27 387
Arkansas 3 0 10 23 0 23 45
California 466 59 759 1,122 28 1,042 19,791
Colorado 19 0 29 36 0 35 654
Connecticut 43 0 105 35 3 34 268
Delaware 0 0 0 9 0 12 0
District of Columbia 186 4 309 161 0 147 390
Florida 364 11 650 217 7 232 2,179
Georgia 141 1 247 208 1 204 1,753
Hawaii 25 0 29 33 0 33 198
Idaho 1 0 1 1 0 1 22
Illinois 474 16 890 726 21 667 2,947
Indiana 45 2 88 41 0 52 553
Iowa 13 0 21 7 0 6 344
Kansas 2 1 4 33 0 34 350
Kentucky 13 2 43 30 0 24 105
Louisiana 45 1 143 35 0 34 943
Maine 1 0 0 2 0 1 15
Maryland 177 3 385 112 3 110 878
Massachusetts 78 3 229 400 9 232 1,846
Michigan 73 3 119 40 1 35 443
Minnesota 39 0 56 36 0 37 130
Mississippi 1 0 3 1 0 0 30
Missouri 116 5 254 69 0 73 1,064
Montana 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Nebraska 6 0 14 0 0 0 186
Nevada 45 1 69 148 0 138 59
New Hampshire 3 0 3 1 0 1 30
New Jersey 152 2 241 393 27 263 2,436
New Mexico 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
New York 555 20 1,096 6,819 30 5,663 10,119
North Carolina 56 4 133 64 0 61 363
North Dakota 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Ohio 174 3 352 242 1 241 1,814
Oklahoma 14 0 24 7 0 7 49
Oregon 30 1 41 82 0 71 195
Pennsylvania 154 6 288 1,768 5 1,736 1,444
Rhode Island 22 0 33 12 0 14 37
South Carolina 17 0 31 16 0 12 48
South Dakota 3 0 4 3 0 3 16
Tennessee 38 1 86 18 0 18 194
Texas 295 3 504 304 0 289 9,595
Utah 20 0 24 14 0 12 237
Vermont 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Virginia 38 1 82 128 0 126 422
Washington 105 3 171 178 1 138 2,456
West Virginia 5 0 11 9 0 7 223
Wisconsin 70 0 117 137 0 135 615
Wyoming 0 0 0 5 0 5 0
United States, total (including Puerto Rico) 4,193 159 7,809 13,901 138 12,170 66,782

NOTES: Collision includes at-grade crossings excluding suicides. Noncollision includes: 1) derailments; 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 $25,000; 2) involve a nonarson fire; 3) involve a mainline derailment; or 4) involve an evacuation due to life safety 5) involve an act of God 6) involve a Hazardous Material Spill.

Data are compiled from Federal Transit Administration's National Transit Database, and Federal Railroad Administration's Rail Accident/Incident Reporting System.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, personal communication, May 19, 2010.