There is no question that the RTSD has resulted in a positive impact on the City of Lincoln and Lancaster county's safety record. The number of train-car/pedestrian collisions resulting in fatalities from 1982-1995 was decreased by nearly 90% compared to the 1952-1967 statistics. From 2002-2009, that reduction was maintained. The table below illustrates the dramatic reduction in losses since the City of Lincoln and Lancaster County implemented an RTSD.
|Time Period||Fatality Collisions||Injury Collisions||Property Damage Collisions|
*Lincoln Journal Star - January 10, 1968 **Nebraska Department of Roads Standard Summary of Nebraska Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents ***Federal Railroad Administration Safety Data
|1952-1967 (16 years)*||55||57||115|
|1982-1997 (16 years)**||6||21||32|
|2002-2009 (8 years)***||3||13||12|
Twelve grade separations have been constructed, including four pedestrian. Four grade separations have been rebuilt. Five to ten miles of new railroad track have been constructed. More than 150 at-grade crossings have been improved and 127 have been closed have been closed (approximately half were due to abandonment and the other half due to consolidation/grade separations). In the county, approximately 40 crossings have been abandoned.