Table 2-33b: Transit and Grade-Crossing Fatalities by Rail Transit Mode
|All transit rail, total||186||152||159||171||196||197||167||202||143||167||159||125|
|Light rail, total||15||6||3||23||17||30||21||13||17||22||19||17|
|Heavy rail, total||79||74||77||54||84||80||59||73||49||59||35||23|
|Commuter rail, total||92||72||79||94||95||87||87||116||77||86||105||85|
KEY: N = data do not exist
Light rail and heavy rail grade crossings are regulated by the Federal Transit Administration. The Federal Transit Adminstration 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.
1995-2006: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Transit Safety and Security Statistics and Analysis Annual Report, (Washington, DC: Annual issues), Internet site http://transit-safety.volpe.dot.gov/ as of Apr. 5, 2006, and personal communications June 8, 2005, Apr. 5, 2006, June 14, 2007, June 18, 2008 .