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Rail Forms and Publications

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Learn more about the process to request a new crossing, modify an existing crossing or close a crossing.
About At-Grade Rail Crossing Applications
Railroad-Highway Public Crossing Safety Application​ (form 9202)

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Crossing Information
See our Railroad-Highway Crossing Safety Rules Summary or the full rule text is available online.
    Oregon Administrative Rules:
    Chapter 741 Division 100, 110115,  120125200
    Find crossing information in Oregon Revised Statutes:
    Chapter 823
    Chapter 824: 824.200 - 824.256
    Chapter 267: 267.230
Questions? Email the CCD Rail Crossing Unit or call 541-250-6788.​
​FileNet is an electronic document management system where you can view, download and print copies of Crossing Orders and Railroad Safety Orders.
How to use FileNet:
  • Click on the appropriate link above and the “Rail Order Search” screen will be displayed
  • Enter search criteria into one or more fields then select “Search”.
  • A list of orders that match the search criteria will be displayed in the “Rail Documents” field
  • Select the documents and follow the on-screen prompts to select the desired view, download or print options
For additional information: 
FileNet Users Guide
ODOT Railroad Employee Safety Book
Application for Authority for Variance from Standard Walkway (form 2703)
Application for Authority for Variance from Standard Clearance (form 2459)

Questions? Contact our Employee Safety Specialists
Robyn Pfahler, South of Salem — 503-551-0488
Jim Covert, North of Salem — 503-475-7840
Central Eastern Oregon Station Report (2019)​
The Central & Eastern Oregon Station Report examines the passenger rail markets along the Union Pacific Railroad’s Portland, La Grande, and Huntington Subdivisions that​ combine to run through the Columbia River Gorge and Eastern Oregon.

​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.​
The Oregon State Rail Plan explores the issues affecting the state's rail freight and passenger system over 25 years. It assesses both public and private transportation facilities and services at the state, regional and local level.
Oregon State Rail Plan – Executive Summary
Oregon State Rail Plan

Technical Memorandums
Freight and Passenger Rail System Inventory
Needs Assessment – Oregon's Economy
Needs Assessment – Passenger Rail
Needs Assessment – Freight Rail
Investment Program Technical Report

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Contact Us

Oregon Department of Transportation
Commerce and Compliance Division
Rail Safety Section 
455 Airport Road SE, Building A
Salem, OR 97301
Chris Malm, Rail Safety Section Manager 503-476-6863

Hours of Operation (Pacific Time)
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday


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State Rail System Maps
Whistle Noise and Crossing Blockages