Table 2-11: Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Incidents: 2009

Table 2-11: Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Incidents: 2009

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

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State Number of
Grade crossings Incidents Fatalities Injuries
Alabama 4,565 70 4 27
Alaska 274 4 1 0
Arizona 1,300 20 3 5
Arkansas 4,396 44 9 17
California 10,331 116 29 33
Colorado 2,836 24 1 9
Connecticut 645 4 1 0
Delaware 388 4 0 2
District of Columbia 34 0 0 0
Florida 5,042 50 10 24
Georgia 7,803 107 6 36
Hawaii 8 0 0 0
Idaho 2,441 10 0 7
Illinois 12,257 105 18 50
Indiana 7,951 98 14 38
Iowa 7,290 52 4 19
Kansas 8,035 46 2 15
Kentucky 4,809 58 1 22
Louisiana 5,673 84 11 36
Maine 1,699 4 0 4
Maryland 1,302 13 0 9
Massachusetts 1,377 4 0 1
Michigan 7,206 49 12 14
Minnesota 7,122 40 6 14
Mississippi 4,147 42 8 24
Missouri 6,795 39 8 17
Montana 3,256 15 1 3
Nebraska 4,965 41 8 18
Nevada 530 4 0 1
New Hampshire 598 2 0 0
New Jersey 2,160 41 4 17
New Mexico 1,235 13 3 5
New York 5,348 31 9 3
North Carolina 6,911 55 8 34
North Dakota 4,786 15 3 5
Ohio 8,709 63 9 21
Oklahoma 5,296 48 4 23
Oregon 4,094 9 1 2
Pennsylvania 6,201 46 1 17
Rhode Island 123 0 0 0
South Carolina 3,972 41 6 16
South Dakota 2,994 17 3 11
Tennessee 4,694 56 2 17
Texas 15,084 178 23 79
Utah 1,288 13 2 1
Vermont 927 9 2 2
Virginia 4,396 35 3 9
Washington 5,264 32 2 5
West Virginia 3,398 23 3 8
Wisconsin 6,446 46 2 17
Wyoming 1,094 4 0 0
United States, total 219,495 1,924 247 737

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, 2009 Preliminary Railroad Safety Statistics Bulletin (Washington, DC: December 2010), tables 2-11 and 9-2, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/ , as of Jun. 21, 2011.