Signals (gates/lights) give less than 20 seconds minimum warning before train enters the crossing. (It is the sole responsibility of the railroad company owning the crossing to ensure the signal equipment is working properly according to federal mandates.)
Railroad companies are also responsible for maintenance of all signal equipment installed at railroad grade crossings. In addition to an Angels on Track Dangerous Crossing Report, citizens should contact their police or sheriff departments to document the hazard, each occurrence. Law enforcement should then call the railroad company owing the crossing to report the danger. This will document a pattern of system failures or malfunctions locally, especially if the railroad has been contacted and does nothing to correct or eliminate the danger.
"Bad Crossings Kill Good Drivers"®