Table 2-12: Warning Devices at Public Highway-Rail Grade Crossings: 2000

Table 2-12: Warning Devices at Public Highway-Rail Grade Crossings: 2000

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  Alaska United States
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 224 100.0 155,370 100.0
Cross bucks 98 43.8 71,468 46.0
Gates 51 22.8 34,296 22.1
Flashing lights 30 13.4 27,100 17.4
Stop signs 29 12.9 11,630 7.5
Unknown 9 4.0 5,253 3.4
Special warning 7 3.1 3,723 2.4
HWTS, WW, bells 0 0.0 1,417 0.9
Other 0 0.0 483 0.3

KEY: HWTS = highway traffic signals, WW = wigwags.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railway Administration, Office of Railway Safety, Railroad Safety Statistics Annual Report 2000, Washington, DC: 2001, table 9-4, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/officeofsafety as of Nov. 21, 2001.