Since 1990, rail injuries have declined by 54 percent.
|Injured Persons by Mode||1999||2000|
|Transit* percent change from previous year||-0.25||-1.19|
|Railroad percent change from previous year||1.46||1.16|
|Recreational Boating percent change from previous year||6.44||0.93|
|Highway-rail grade crossing||1,396||1,219|
|Highway-rail grade crossing percent change from previous year||7.14||-1.68|
See U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, pp. 429-435, National Transportation Statistics 2000 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/Ch2_web/2-2.htm and U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Safety, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/officeofsafety. 2000 numbers for boating available at U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, office of Boating Safety, Boating Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues).