Table 2-13: Warning Devices at Public Highway-Rail Grade Crossings: 2008

Table 2-13: Warning Devices at Public Highway-Rail Grade Crossings: 2008

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State Total (number) Percent of total
Cross bucks Gates Flashing lights Stop signs Unknown Special warning HWTS, WW, bells Other
Alabama 2,845 27.0 25.6 18.0 24.1 1.4 0.6 3.0 0.3
Alaska 219 42.0 28.8 8.2 12.8 4.1 3.2 0.0 0.9
Arizona 770 29.7 50.9 6.1 9.4 1.8 1.6 0.5 0.0
Arkansas 2,937 57.4 14.9 13.3 7.5 3.7 2.3 0.9 0.0
California 6,423 31.9 47.0 12.3 3.6 1.6 0.4 3.1 0.2
Colorado 1,731 48.4 26.5 10.1 9.9 1.9 1.2 1.7 0.3
Connecticut 368 7.3 27.2 38.9 12.8 4.6 7.9 1.4 0.0
Delaware 277 8.3 22.4 59.2 0.4 2.2 6.9 0.4 0.4
District of Columbia 5 0.0 0.0 40.0 20.0 0.0 40.0 0.0 0.0
Florida 3,889 19.8 58.7 13.2 3.8 2.2 2.0 0.2 0.2
Georgia 5,503 33.6 36.3 4.8 19.4 2.1 1.7 1.9 0.1
Hawaii 8 75.0 0.0 0.0 12.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.5
Idaho 1,291 32.2 11.5 13.3 41.8 0.7 0.1 0.3 0.0
Illinois 7,829 33.5 37.6 24.6 1.2 1.5 0.9 0.6 0.1
Indiana 5,954 26.5 32.3 21.7 16.7 1.3 0.2 1.1 0.2
Iowa 4,401 47.9 21.8 18.8 10.0 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.1
Kansas 5,457 63.6 22.6 7.5 3.3 1.2 1.2 0.6 0.0
Kentucky 2,376 41.4 18.6 30.6 2.2 5.0 1.9 0.3 0.0
Louisiana 3,011 44.9 26.2 16.7 7.2 3.7 0.7 0.2 0.3
Maine 836 32.7 10.0 47.0 1.3 0.8 7.7 0.5 0.0
Maryland 663 33.6 18.3 30.6 6.8 3.6 3.6 3.5 0.0
Massachusetts 837 13.3 38.4 33.8 1.0 4.3 7.3 1.7 0.4
Michigan 4,908 21.9 20.9 25.1 27.3 2.5 1.7 0.4 0.1
Minnesota 4,571 46.1 22.4 9.6 20.1 1.2 0.3 0.2 0.1
Mississippi 2,275 35.4 18.6 19.7 19.1 2.8 1.2 0.3 2.9
Missouri 4,021 50.9 21.1 18.4 3.0 3.9 1.7 1.0 0.1
Montana 1,402 60.8 19.0 11.6 5.9 1.4 0.4 0.0 0.9
Nebraska 3,036 64.5 20.6 6.0 6.2 2.3 0.1 0.2 0.1
Nevada 285 42.8 43.2 8.4 3.5 0.4 0.7 0.4 0.7
New Hampshire 348 28.4 12.4 35.1 12.6 1.1 9.5 0.6 0.3
New Jersey 1,586 19.0 27.6 37.8 1.1 4.1 9.3 1.2 0.0
New Mexico 727 50.3 32.2 12.1 2.3 1.7 0.1 0.7 0.6
New York 2,661 17.6 61.9 10.8 1.0 2.0 3.8 2.3 0.6
North Carolina 4,031 34.5 41.8 14.4 1.8 4.2 2.6 0.5 0.2
North Dakota 3,500 80.6 15.6 0.9 1.9 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ohio 6,140 36.0 45.4 14.4 2.1 0.9 0.8 0.4 0.0
Oklahoma 3,899 59.9 21.4 13.0 2.5 1.3 1.4 0.4 0.2
Oregon 2,079 34.1 30.4 5.3 19.0 4.7 3.5 1.6 1.4
Pennsylvania 3,951 32.2 20.9 28.1 3.4 4.3 7.1 1.5 2.5
Rhode Island 73 5.5 21.9 21.9 1.4 12.3 12.3 23.3 1.4
South Carolina 2,723 20.2 38.6 13.6 24.2 0.3 2.9 0.3 0.0
South Dakota 1,933 78.2 2.8 13.0 1.8 4.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Tennessee 2,848 39.2 23.6 23.7 5.8 3.0 4.2 0.5 0.1
Texas 9,772 37.5 46.0 9.7 2.2 3.3 0.7 0.6 0.1
Utah 765 25.9 27.3 14.5 15.2 8.2 6.5 2.0 0.4
Vermont 405 29.9 7.4 45.9 6.7 2.0 7.7 0.5 0.0
Virginia 1,952 19.7 59.4 17.2 1.2 1.8 0.2 0.4 0.1
Washington 2,543 49.1 22.8 13.2 3.8 8.8 1.1 1.0 0.2
West Virginia 1,483 44.2 15.4 30.1 2.0 6.5 1.0 0.3 0.4
Wisconsin 4,102 37.1 20.1 24.3 16.8 0.9 0.1 0.7 0.0
Wyoming 391 29.7 50.9 15.6 1.3 1.0 0.3 1.3 0.0
United States, total 136,040 39.3 30.9 16.2 8.4 2.4 1.6 0.9 0.3

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

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, 2008 Preliminary Railroad Safety Statistics Bulletin (Washington, DC: 2009 December issue), table 9-4, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/publicsite/Prelim.aspx as as of May 04, 2010.