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Working with Railroads

The ORDC assists with railroad-roadway coordination by providing technical assistance to ODOT District project managers and area engineers, local municipalities, contractors, and others regarding railroad issues & requirements for public projects.

Ohio's largest railroads, CSX and Norfolk Southern, publish Public Projects Manuals to assist public entities in interacting with their organizations.  Regional and short-line railroads often publish information on their websites to identify appropriate processes and contacts.  If needed, ORDC is happy to assist Ohio communities with identifying the correct railroad contacts.

For additional information on railroad coordination for public roadways and bridges, please contact Rich Behrendt, ODOT State Rail Coordinator and ORDC Technical Projects Manager, at (614) 387-3097 or by email at richard.behrendt@dot.ohio.gov.