Protecting the safety of motorists, pedestrians and train passengers is an important role of the Iowa DOT's Office of Rail Transportation. Toward that goal, the office manages a number of programs and activities that encourage safety. They include:
Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Safety Analysis - The Federal Railroad Administration's Safety Web site was established for the purpose of making railroad safety information readily available. Visitors can access railroad safety information, including accidents and incidents, inspections and highway-rail crossing data. From this site users can run dynamic queries, download a variety of safety database files, publications and forms, and view current statistical information on railroad safety.