Table 5-3 Transportation Fatalities by Mode: 1990, 2000, and 2005–2011

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  1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Total, all modes 47,379 44,376 45,645 45,018 43,314 39,504 35,921 34,980 34,388
Aira                  
Large U.S. air carrier 39 92 22 50 1 3 52 2 0
Commuter air carrier 6 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
On-demand air taxi 51 71 18 16 43 69 17 17 41
General aviation 770 596 563 706 496 495 479 454 444
Highwayb 44,599 41,945 43,510 42,708 41,259 37,423 33,883 32,999 32,367
Pipeline, gas and hazardous liquid 9 38 14 21 15 8 13 22 14
Railroadc 729 631 626 636 624 604 535 600 570
Transitd 125 110 57 40 65 75 103 121 132
Waterborne                  
Vessel-related, commercial ship 85 53 78 73 67 51 50 41 28
Nonvessel-related, commercial shipe 101 134 60 56 59 67 53 52 34
Recreational boating 865 701 697 710 685 709 736 672 758

aAircraft and ground fatalities. bMotor vehicle occupant and nonoccupant fatalities, including public highway-rail grade crossing fatalities. cTrain and commuter rail occupant and nonoccupant fatalities, excluding public highway-rail grade crossing fatalities involving motor vehicles. dAll reportable fatalities for heavy rail, light rail, and automated guideway. eFatalities unrelated to vessel accidents, e.g., individual falling overboard and drowning.

NOTES: Highway data for 2010 and 2011 are preliminary. General aviation, pipeline, and railroad data for 2010 are revised. Waterborne data for 2000 and 2010 are revised.

SOURCES: Air—National Transportation Safety Board. Highway—National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Railroad—Federal Railroad Administration. Transit—Federal Transit Administration and personal communication. Waterborne—U.S. Coast Guard. Recreational boating—U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Boating Safety. Pipeline—Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 2-1, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of April 2013.