Railroad Consumer Information
- 2012 PUCO Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Statistics Report
With 36 freight railroads operating on and over 5,300 miles of track and over 5,800 public gradeRead More
crossings, Ohio is the fifth leading state in terms of goods transported by rail. Being among the
nation’s leaders in rail traffic brings with it a great responsibility to ensure safety.
Ohio is a major crossroads for the railroad industry. Ohio has the fourth highest rail traffic in the country. The PUCO, in conjunction with the Ohio Rail Development Commission, is responsible for ensuring the safety of motorists at highway-rail grade crossings in Ohio. PUCO rail inspectors inspect the warning devices that are essential for motorist safety. The PUCO also approves funding for enhancing safety at highway-rail grade crossings.