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Add, modify, or close a rail crossing
Railroad-Highway Public Crossing Safety Application
Learn about the process to request, modify, or close a crossing:
About at-grade rail crossing applications
Find crossing information in Oregon Administrative Rules:
Chapter 741 Division 100, 110, 115, 120, 125, 200
Find crossing information in Oregon Revised Statutes
Chapter 824: 824.200 - 824.256Chapter 267: 267.230
Questions? Contact Richard Shankle, Crossing Safety Unit Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply to use rail right-of-way
Application and Permit to Occupy or Perform Operations upon a State Railroad Right-of-Way
Search for completed Crossing Orders and Railroad Safety Orders
FileNet is an electronic document management system where you can view, download and print copies of Crossing Orders and Railroad Safety Orders.
Apply for a variance from standard walkway and clearance rules
Application for Authority for Variance from Standard Walkway
Application for Authority for Variance from Standard Clearance
Notify ODOT of intent to sell or dispose of property next to a railroad right-of-way
Public Entity Notification of Proposed Disposition of Real Property Adjacent to a Railroad Right-of-Way
File a Railroad Annual Report
Must be submitted by all railroads (other than Class 1 carriers) operating in Oregon
2016 Railroad Annual Report
Locate HB2918 Legislative Reports
The 2013 Oregon House Bill 2918 requires ODOT to provide a passenger rail status report to the Legislative Assembly every other year. Read reports from previous years:
2017 HB2918 Legislative Report
2015 HB2918 Legislative Report
Read ODOT Rail Section topic reports
Rail Funding Task Force Recommendation (2011)
The Oregon Rail Funding Task Force researched long-term sustainable funding sources for passenger and freight rail in Oregon. This report explains their final funding recommendation.
Oregon Rail Study (2010)
This report was designed to inform policy makers how Oregon's rail system is being used, how it might be used in the future and to provide a foundation for strategic investments.
Pacific Coast Collaborative: High Speed Rail on the Pacific Coast (2010)
This report is part of a feasibility study on fully connecting San Diego through Portland and Seattle to Vancouver, British Columbia with high speed passenger rail.
Read policy, priorities and implementation strategies for freight and passenger rail
The Federal Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 required states to produce a comprehensive State Rail Plan.
Oregon's Plan contains insights into our rail system and opportunities for making the most of it.
Oregon State Rail Plan (2014)
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