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Rail Safety Programs

Rail Safety

The Oregon Department of Transportation Rail and Public Transit Division oversees Oregon rail operations to ensure the structural safety of railroad cars, equipment, track, crossings, and signals and to maintain a safe environment for railroad employees. We also monitor the safety compliance of light rail, streetcar and trolley service providers.

See our latest video on rail crossing safety, and help us spread the word: your life is worth the wait! Don't get impatient - stand back at the crossing and wait until the gates, lights or bells are deactivated and you receive the green light or walk signal.

Feel free to download and print these crossing safety posters and tips:



Contact Us

Oregon Department of Transportation
Commerce and Compliance Division
Rail Safety Section 
3930 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem OR 97302-1166

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


Rail Safety and Compliance Rules
Rail Forms and Publications
State Rail System Maps
Whistle Noise and Crossing Blockages


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