The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics added a new safety section to the Multimodal Transportation Indicators that will track seasonal and long-term rail fatality trends. The latest monthly rail data comes from the Federal Railroad Administration. The rail data exclude public grade-crossing accidents, eliminating double-counting that would occur with highway fatalities.
The new safety tables bring the total number of transportation indicators tracked by BTS to 27. Indicators are drawn from BTS and other sources to provide timely, easily accessible information for the transportation community. BTS also updated tables that contain information on transportation and the economy, fuel prices, passenger and freight traffic, transportation costs to users and system performance. Multimodal Transportation Indicators are available at: http://www.bts.gov/publications/multimodal_transportation_indicators/ .