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Railroad-DOT Mitigation Strategies (R16)

Railroad-DOT Mitigation Strategies (R16)

Product Overview

Thousands of highway projects - either those renewing existing roadways or building new ones - intersect with railroad crossings. By using the tools included in Railroad-DOT Mitigation Strategies (R16), public agencies and railroads can identify and work through possible sources of conflict and develop agreements to advance these projects. This product includes a collection of railroad-DOT model agreements, sample contracts, training materials, and standardized best practices.


Community of Interest

The Community of Interest (COI) brings together representatives from DOTs at the federal and state level and their railroad counterparts to improve coordination and communication via peer exchanges, webinars, and meetings.​

Innovation Library

The Innovation Library includes a collection of model agreements and sample contracts. This collection of documents has been provided by DOT and RR practitioners work in the industry. The documents are listed both by topic and by implementing agency.

Case Studies
Tools and Technologies
  • Standardized Model Agreements
  • Training Modules
  • TRB Guidance Documents
Presentations and Webinars
Peer Exchanges
In the News
Implementation Assistance Program
  • 16 states implemented Railroad-DOT Mitigation Strategies as part of the Implementation Assistance Program (IAP). South Dakota, Arkansas, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Texas, Idaho, and California received funding through Round 2 of the IAP program. Delaware, Kentucky, New York, District of Columbia, Florida, North Carolina, and Utah received funding through Round 5 of the IAP program. Oregon and Virginia received funding through Round 7 of the IAP program.
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Related Links

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department is using tools from Railroad-DOT Mitigation Strategies to coordinate projects involving railroads.


By using Railroad-DOT Mitigation Strategies, Texas Department of Transportation reduced railroad agreement processing time from 12+ weeks to as little as 3-4 weeks.