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Iowa Rail Toolkit

The Iowa Rail Toolkit was created to provide new freight rail users and economic development professionals with a basic introduction to rail freight shipping concepts, practices and access. Resources are included to help make shipping by rail in Iowa easier and more understandable. A directory of Iowa railroad companies is included listing contact information and a basic profile of each network.

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Iowa Crude Oil and Biofuels Rail Transportation Study released

A new study released today by the Iowa departments of transportation and homeland security and emergency management reveals insights into the transportation by rail of crude oil and biofuels around and through Iowa.
View the study.

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Questions? Contact us

To contact a staff member in the Rail Transportation Bureau, see our staff directory.

Other contact information

Phone: 515-239-1140
Iowa Department of Transportation
Rail Transportation Bureau
800 Lincoln Way Ames, IA 50010