INJURED PERSONS: TRANSIT, RAIL, GRADE CROSSINGS, AND BOATING

INJURED PERSONS: TRANSIT, RAIL, GRADE CROSSINGS, AND BOATING

Injured Persons: Transit, Rail, Grade Crossings, and Boating (annual data, selected series)

Injured Persons: Transit, Rail, Grade Crossings, and Boating (annual data, selected series)

Since 1990, rail injuries have declined by 55 percent.

Injured Persons by Mode    1999       2000   
Transit* 55,990 55,325
Transit* percent change from previous year  -0.25  -1.19
Railroad 10,304 10,424
Railroad percent change from previous year   1.46   1.16
Recreational Boating*  4,612  4,315
Recreational Boating* percent change from previous year  -1.25   6.44
Highway-rail grade crossing  1,396  1,219
Highway-rail grade crossing percent change from previous year   7.14  -1.68

* Data are for 1998 and 1999.

See U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, pp. 273-280, National Transportation Statistics 1999 for detailed discussion of modal injury data.

SOURCE: Data compiled from various government agencies, as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2000, table 2-2, available at: http://www.bts.gov/btsprod/nts and U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Safety, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/officeofsafety