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Transit and Grade-Crossing Fatalities by Rail Transit Mode

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YearAll transit rail, totalTransit onlyGrade crossingLight rail, totalTransit onlyGrade crossingHeavy rail, totalTransit onlyGrade crossingAutomated guideway, totalTransit onlyGrade crossingCommuter rail, totalTransit onlyGrade crossing
19951861691715NN79NNNNN92NN
199615214576NN74NNNNN72NN
1997159147123NN77NNNNN79NN
19981711452623NN54NNNNN94NN
19991961752117NN84NN0NN95NN
200019717720301812808000NN87798
20011671541321201595810NN877611
20022021782413121737300NN1169323
20031431222117134494810NN776116
2004168 13829221210595811NN866818
2005162 1015819910353503NN1055748
200612592331798232210NN856124
200718414044322111323020001208931
20081211031814773230200074668
20091811503132181496951000533716
2010167144232112987870000594514
2011176158183124788880000574611
20121821493340251597970110442618
(P) 20132011851633258108108011059518
(P) 2014160140203925149392111027225
Notes: 

Light rail and Heavy rail Grade crossings are regulated by the Federal Transit Administration. The Federal Transit Administration defines two types of Grade crossings: (1) At grade, mixed, and cross traffic crossings, meaning railway right-of-way over which other traffic moving in the same direction or other cross directions may pass. This includes city street right-of-way; (2) At grade with cross traffic crossings, meaning railway right-of-way over which no other traffic may pass, except to cross at grade-level crossings. This can include median strip rights-of-way with grade level crossings at intersecting streets. 

Commuter rail Grade crossings are regulated by the Federal Railroad Administration. The Federal Railroad Administration defines a Grade crossing as a location where a public highway, road, street, or private roadway, including associated sidewalks and pathways, crosses one or more railroad tracks at grade.

All transit rail, total includes data for other transit rail modes which are not presented in this table (such as monorail), thus details may not add to totals.

Automated guideway category is added in 2014 Q4 edition.

Description: 

KEY:  P = preliminary; N = data does not exist.

Source: 

U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Transit Safety and Security Statistics and Analysis Annual Report (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), available at http://transit-safety.volpe.dot.gov/ as of Apr. 5, 2006, and personal communications on June 8, 2005, Apr. 5, 2006,  June 14, 2007, June 18, 2008, Aug. 20, 2010, Apr. 20, 2011, May 22, 2012, Jun. 22, 2012, July 8, 2013, Jan. 8, 2015 and June 23, 2016. 

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