Norm: FRA not the problem...State DOT's demanded they have control. The updates are done by the local state DOT, then sent to FRA/DoT. (In the 1980's, the railroads had some input into the system and allowed the railroads to set up the initial database in the 1970's and post the numbers in the field (remember the laminated paper tags?) along with assist with the initial site inventory.) Railroad access is much more limited today.
The entire system, complete with new forms, was upgraded last year. In many places, that became a huge mess. (Colorado is a joke as far as data integrity goes.) For 9 months, the website was unusable and there are still issues getting access to the older records.
After looking at this, it's clear it's a data input integrity issue, probably at the state level by a non-railroader or somebody who never got their boots dirty.(watch what happens at the adjoining crossing at MP 58.14 on this old NH line)
Nothing is worth taking the risk of losing a life over. Come home tonight in the same condition that you left home this morning in. Safety begins with ME.... cinscocom-west