Mr. Attubato, I work at the MBTA Safety Department. One project I’m working on is to remove railroad protections at railroad crossings no longer being used, thereby reducing rear end collisions of buses, school buses and Haz Mat trucks required to stop at these inactive railroad tracks.
At 335 Central Street there is an old Crossbuck that is left over from a rail bed that traversed the street. State law requires buses to stop when these protections are seen. Although drivers who use this road regularly most likely don’t stop, the new or incidental driver may brake when the sign is spotted causing a rear end collision.
Is it possible to have sign removed so as not have these commercial vehicles required to stop and therefore reduce possible rear end collisions? Any help you could provide would be great.