USA 2011

Contact
Helen Sramek
Operation Lifesaver Inc.
hsramek@OLI.ORG
and
Stephen Laffey
Railroad safety specialist
At the Illinois Commerce Commission
slaffey@icc.illinois.gov
+ 1 217 785 90 26
and
Association of American Railroads
jmoller@aar.org ;
Mmartino@aar.org
+ 1 0 11 202 639 22 12
http://www.aar.org


Total number of LX in 2007: 137 634
Total number of LX in 2008: 137 507
Total number of LX in 2009: 136 040
Total number of LX in 2010: 134 161

Accidents in 2007: 2772
Accidents in 2008: 2408
Accidents in 2009: 1925
Accidents in 2010: 2012

These are collisions not accidents
Fatalities in 2007: 337
Fatalities in 2008: 290
Fatalities in 2009: 247
Fatalities in 2010: 261

Awareness measures

OPERATION LIFESAVER AND AAR:
— Link to ILCAD website

ILLINOIS COMMERCE COMMISSION:

  • EU/ILCAD video on their website
  • Link to ILCAD website
    Transportation Research Board Committee on Highway/Rail Level Crossings: mid year meeting with a web seminar on June 8 where ILCAD will be discussed.

    Partners

  • Operation Lifesaver Inc. http://www.oli.org
  • [Illinois Commerce Commission http://www.icc.illinois.gov/
  • Transportation Research Board Committee on Highway/rail Grade Crossing Safety
  • [Association of American Railroads http://www.aar.org
  • Illinois Commerce Commission
  • BNSF Railway
  • CSXT
  • Kansas City Southern
  • Norfolk Southern
  • Union Pacific
  • Canadian National
  • Canadian Pacific

Publications
http://www.railwayage.com/breaking-news/oli-advances-rail-safety-challenge-3246.html
http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110613/GJNEWS_01/706139955
http://www.willistonherald.com/articles/2011/06/22/news/doc4e02125a7d8fa194588886.txt
This car, which was hit by a train near Kenmare in 1997, is currently on display until June 29 to serve as a reminder for drivers to practice safety when crossing rail road tracks.
http://www.kxlh.com/videoplayer/?video_id=8942&categories=221