Table 2-16: Transit Incidents, Fatalities, Injuries, and Property Damage, All Transit Modes: 2009

Table 2-16: Transit Incidents, Fatalities, Injuries, and Property Damage, All Transit Modes: 2009

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State Collision Non-collision Total property damage ($ thousands)
Number of incidents Fatalities Injuries Number of incidents Fatalities Injuries
Alabama 16 0 30 30 0 25 134
Alaska 12 1 4 46 2 41 876
Arizona 53 4 76 209 0 202 1,963
Arkansas 1 0 4 89 0 89 8
California 477 36 693 2,249 32 2,203 10,652
Colorado 55 3 84 174 0 170 2,013
Connecticut 57 1 123 126 0 136 203
Delaware 0 0 0 91 0 92 0
District of Columbia 175 13 334 337 12 317 12,512
Florida 331 11 631 671 5 658 3,586
Georgia 135 7 290 483 0 465 1,168
Hawaii 27 0 39 92 0 92 210
Idaho 5 1 4 1 0 1 42
Illinois 414 23 698 1,190 14 1,130 4,105
Indiana 38 2 70 74 0 72 273
Iowa 9 0 11 11 0 11 65
Kansas 1 0 0 114 0 112 153
Kentucky 12 2 31 161 1 169 143
Louisiana 40 0 87 74 0 74 507
Maine 1 0 0 1 0 1 25
Maryland 178 4 419 173 0 169 465
Massachusetts 60 3 148 967 6 787 10,435
Michigan 82 5 170 146 0 145 1,244
Minnesota 50 3 80 42 1 42 366
Mississippi 3 0 11 0 0 0 80
Missouri 98 1 214 150 0 143 544
Montana 1 0 3 0 0 0 15
Nebraska 6 0 14 0 0 0 79
Nevada 44 1 86 347 0 346 376
New Hampshire 0 0 0 3 0 3 0
New Jersey 137 20 217 418 28 362 2,228
New Mexico 1 0 3 0 0 0 25
New York 611 33 1,104 8,138 52 7,038 4,075
North Carolina 49 0 119 104 0 93 734
North Dakota 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Ohio 145 3 293 438 0 428 1,093
Oklahoma 7 0 18 11 0 11 115
Oregon 28 4 29 178 0 168 274
Pennsylvania 173 5 423 2,079 7 1,987 1,653
Rhode Island 23 0 39 27 0 25 207
South Carolina 16 0 46 39 0 40 204
South Dakota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tennessee 36 0 61 47 0 35 541
Texas 214 4 397 763 0 753 2,382
Utah 26 3 28 32 0 31 284
Vermont 0 0 0 5 0 5 0
Virginia 61 3 115 276 0 285 899
Washington 92 3 138 399 1 389 1,220
West Virginia 4 0 11 42 0 46 87
Wisconsin 50 1 83 294 0 337 575
Wyoming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
United States, total (including Puerto Rico) 4,063 202 7,487 21,716 161 20,158 68,843

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, Jul. 18, 2011.