Rail Safety in the U.S.A.
Read our latest report on the central role rail should play in making America's transportation system safer.
Rail plays an important role in the nation's transportation system. It is not only energy efficient and environmentally sustainable. It is also vital for economic development, constantly transporting freight and people across the United States. Above all, rail is historically a safe mode of travel, and with continued investment and technological innovation, is becoming even safer.
We need to take a broader look at how we travel
This report examines the safety of the nation's transportation system. It explains why rail should play a fundamental role in moving people and goods in order to make safety the top priority in transportation.
Shifting just 1% of auto trips to rail could save roughly 200 lives a year.
The accident rate for rail has declined 31% since 2006, making a safe mode of transportation even safer.
In the last 10 years, over $200 billion has been spent to improve the condition and capacity of networks.
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