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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  Massachusetts United States
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 1,158 100.0 155,370 100.0
Cross bucks 226 19.5 71,468 46.0
Gates 192 16.6 34,296 22.1
Flashing lights 455 39.3 27,100 17.4
Stop signs 5 0.4 11,630 7.5
Unknown 48 4.1 5,253 3.4
Special warning 199 17.2 3,723 2.4
HWTS, WW, bells 30 2.6 1,417 0.9
Other 3 0.3 483 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.