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Railroad consumer information

April 1, 2019
Hazardous Materials Training & Planning Grants Program
Hazardous Materials Training & Planning Grants Program

The PUCO will award grants for the training of public safety and emergency services personnel in the proper techniques for the management of hazardous materials spills and releases. Grant applications are due by May 31, 2019.

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Report blocked crossings to Federal Railroad Administration
Report blocked crossings to Federal Railroad Administration

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has no authority over blocked rail crossings.  Information submitted will be submitted to the FRA.

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2017 rail grade crossing statistics report

With 36 freight railroads operating on and over 5,000 miles of track and over 5,800 public grade 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.

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Ohio is a major crossroads for the railroad industry. Ohio has the fifth 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.