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2022-2026 Iowa Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Action Plan

On December 14, 2020, the FRA issued the Final Rule for 49 CFR Part 234 requiring 40 States and the District of Columbia to develop and implement highway-rail grade crossing action plans.
View the Safety Action Plan.

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Iowa City-North Liberty Commuter Rail Conceptual Feasibility Study

The purpose of this Iowa City-North Liberty Commuter Rail Conceptual Feasibility Study (the Study) is to incorporate previous work performed between 2015 to 2017 that considers the potential for commuter rail service implementation between Gilbert Street in Iowa City, Iowa, and Penn Street in North Liberty, Iowa .
View the study

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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.

What's new or of note. . .

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Questions? Contact us

To contact a staff member on the Rail Team of the Modal Transportation Bureau, see our staff directory.

Other contact information

Iowa Department of Transportation
Rail Section, Modal Transportation Bureau
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010