About the DOT

Rail/Highway Crossing

  • Iowa has 4,211 public highway-rail at-grade crossings in the state on state, city and, county highways.¬†Approximately 2,417 additional crossings are located on private property (at businesses, farms, private homes, etc.) (2019)
  • In 2019 there were 55 highway-rail crossing crashes in Iowa at public crossings. After a 35-year downward trend, the number of grade crossing collisions appears to be increasing over the last 5 years.