Table 6-2: Transportation Fatalities by Mode: 1990, 2000, and 2010-2015
|Other counts, redundant with above|
|Railroad, trespasser deaths not at highway-rail crossing||543||463||441||400||410||425||470||454|
|Railroad, killed at public crossing with motor vehicle||568||306||136||138||135||141||143||126|
a Includes Amtrak. Fatalities include those resulting from train accidents, highway-rail crossing incidents, and other incidents.
b Includes transit employee, contract worker, passenger, revenue facility occupant, and other fatalities for all modes reported in the National Transit Database. Transit fatality data for 2001 and before is not comparable with later year due to a change in the reporting system. A change reporting requirements led to an increase in 2008.
NOTES: To reduce double counting, the following adjustments are made to Total Fatalities: For Railroad, fatalities involving motor vehicles at public highway-rail grade crossings are excluded because such fatalities are assumed to be included in Highway fatalities. For Transit, non-rail modes, including aerial tramway, motor bus, bus rapid transit, commuter bus, demand response, demand taxi, ferryboat, jitney, publico, trolleybus, and vanpool fatalities are excluded because they are counted as Transit, Water, and Highway fatalities. Other counts, redundant with above help elminate doublecounting in the Total Fatalities.
SOURCES: Various sources as cited by U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation, National Transportation Statistics, table 2-1, available at www.bts.gov as of January 2016.