THE  FACTS

 

THE  FACTS

 

PEOPLE

Every year nearly 300 American motorists are killed in preventable railroad crossing collisions. This number doesn't even account for serious injuries. It definitely doesn't even come close to the number of family members, friends, railroad employees or first responders devastated by these incidents.

In February of 2015, a commuter train struck a Mercedes Benz SUV in Valhalla, New York, dragging it down the tracks for nearly 800 feet before finally coming to a stop. Five people were killed. 

TIME

Railway accidents also require hours upon hours of railway investigations, lawsuits,  insurance claims and cleanup. 

Productivity is lost while

while railways are blocked. Commuters cannot get to work, and damaged trains and automobiles are removed from service.

The Valhalla accident required a full week of NTSB investigators researching an accident that should have been prevented.

ASSETS

Even if a train collision is minor enough to not cause injury or death, they always manage to cost a fortune. A 2012 study in Nebraska showed the average cost of a train collision in their state is over $800,000. Just the cost of a new five-axle diesel truck is $192,000. 

After the NTSB completed its investigation of the Valhalla accident, it had spent a total of $14,000,000. 

PEOPLE

Every year nearly 300 American motorists are killed in preventable railroad crossing collisions. This number doesn't even account for serious injuries. It definitely doesn't even come close to the number of family members, friends, railroad employees or first responders devastated by these incidents.

In February of 2015, a commuter train struck a Mercedes Benz SUV in Valhalla, New York, dragging it down the tracks for nearly 800 feet before finally coming to a stop. Five people were killed. 

TIME

Railway accidents also require hours upon hours of railway investigations, lawsuits,  insurance claims and cleanup. 

Productivity is lost while

while railways are blocked. Commuters cannot get to work, and damaged trains and automobiles are removed from service.

The Valhalla accident required a full week of NTSB investigators researching an accident that should have been prevented.

ASSETS

Even if a train collision is minor enough to not cause injury or death, they always manage to cost a fortune. A 2012 study in Nebraska showed the average cost of a train collision in their state is over $800,000. Just the cost of a new five-axle diesel truck is $192,000. 

After the NTSB completed its investigation of the Valhalla accident, it had spent a total of $14,000,000.