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About ORDC

The Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) is an independent commission representing the state in non-regulatory matters with the railroad industry. ORDC funds safety improvements at rail grade crossings, supports rail-related economic development efforts & coordinates rail concerns on ODOT highways.

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Rail in Ohio

Ohio has one of the largest, most concentrated rail networks in the nation with 5,187 miles of active rail. Check out the Rail in Ohio resources to view the Statewide Rail Plan, view and download rail map files, and find out more about the state's intermodal railroad terminals.

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Business Development

Effective rail service is a key connection for Ohio companies to their suppliers and markets worldwide, and contributes to business attraction and retention efforts. The ORDC promotes the state's rail economic opportunities while supporting safety & quality of life concerns.

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Working with Railroads

The ORDC partners with private railroads to support a fast, frequent and reliable rail network connecting Ohio to the national transportation system. The commission works with railroads and communities to improve safety & expand commerce in Ohio.

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