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Railroad consumer information

January 1, 2018
2018 rail crossing statistics

With 36 freight railroads operating on and over 5,000 miles of track and over 5,700 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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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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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.