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Railroads - General Information



Overall Scope of Work within the Railroad Section : In Missouri, there are approximately 4,400 miles of main track, 2,500 miles of yard track and about 7000 public and private crossings. At the present time 19 different railroads operate in the state of Missouri. The MoDOT Multimodal Division administers the state’s railroad program. This program includes freight rail regulation, passenger rail, light rail safety regulation, highway/rail crossing safety, rail/highway construction, and railroad safety inspection and outreach.

The railroad section of the Multimodal Division works with Amtrak and also works to improve public and railroad employee safety, and is also responsible for public highway-railroad crossings, and inspection of railroad infrastructure as it relates to track, grade crossing signals, and operating practices of each railroad.

Service Development Plan for the Midwest Regional Rail System

Missouri/Kansas Highway-Rail Safety Conference

2010 Amtrak School Group Travel Information

Passenger Rail Track Infrastructure Improvements June 2008

State Railroad Regulations

State Light Rail Regulations

State Statutes
     Chapter 389 RSMo
     Chapter 622 RSMo
     Chapter 680 RSMo

Federal Railroad Regulations
     Chapter II of Title 49 CFR , Parts 200 through 268

Missouri Freight and Passenger Rail Capacity Analysis

    Final Report August 2009   
    Final Report July 2007
(470 kb, 53 pages)

    Executive Summary July 2007 (40.3 kb, 4 pages)


Passenger Rail Revitalization Proposal October 2007 (264 kb, 1 page)

Rail Passenger Map of Missouri (190kb)

Rail Freight Map of Missouri (8.83 meg)

Midwest Regional Rail Initiative (2.8 meg, 28 pages)

2007 Annual Report (21 meg, 31 pages)

Missouri Railroad








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