Railroad

INDOT's Rail Office is dedicated to preserving and developing freight and passenger corridors throughout Indiana. This is done through financial assistance to railroads and port authorities, participation in regional planning groups, and monitoring rail industry developments.

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FY 2019 Grade Crossing Fund

The Indiana State Legislature established the Railroad Grade Crossing Fund (RRGCF) (I.C. 8-6-7.7-6.1) to provide funding for railroad-highway crossing improvement projects throughout Indiana. The INDOT Rail Office manages the RRGCF program as a cost reimbursement grant. Local Public Agencies, such as cities, towns, and counties, are eligible to apply, as are Class II and Class III Railroads and Port Authorities.

The Crossing Closure Program is a part of the Railroad Grade Crossing Fund. Applications are accepted for this program all year. The Crossing Closure Program is a one-time incentive payment grant administered by the Rail Programs Office. Local Public Agencies (LPAs) are eligible to apply for this incentive program in the same manner as the RRGCF. The Rail Programs Office will determine the award given to each community, after the application is received. The FY19 Crossing Closure Guidelines are below.

Applications for the RRGCF are being accepted June 1 - July 31, 2018

The Railroad & LPA Applications and Guidelines are available below. Applications should be submitted to Bridgette Hail, Sr. Rail Planner at bhail@indot.in.gov by July 31, 2018 5:00pm DST (end of business). 

Please contact Bridgette Hail with the Rail Programs Office at (317) 232-5463 or bhail@indot.in.gov with any questions.

FY 2018 Industrial Rail Service Fund

The Industrial Rail Service Fund (I.C. 8-3-1.7) was established to assist in funding for the rehabilitation of the smaller railroads' infrastructure. Eligible railroads are Class II & III Freight Railroads and Railroad Port Authorities.

Application review and selections have been completed for FY18. The IRSF FY18 award recipients list is available below. Thank you to all who applied.

For any questions in regards to the Industrial Rail Service Fund, please contact Bridgette Hail, Sr. Rail Planner at (317) 232-5463 or bhail@indot.in.gov

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Contact Information

For any questions, please contact INDOT Customer Service at 855-INDOT4U (463-6848)

Venetta Keefe
Rail Programs Manager
Indiana Department of Transportation
100 North Senate Ave., IGCN 955
Indianapolis, IN. 46204
vkeefe@indot.in.gov

Bridgette Hail
Senior Rail Planner
Indiana Department of Transportation
100 N. Senate Ave, IGCN N955
Indianapolis, IN. 46204
bhail@indot.in.gov

Thomas R. Rueschhoff, P.E.
Senior Rail Project Manager
Indiana Department of Transportation
100 North Senate Ave., IGCN 955
Indianapolis, IN. 46204
trueschhoff@indot.in.gov

Rich Blanford
Code Enforcement Officer
Indiana Department of Transportation
100 North Senate Ave., IGCN 955
Indianapolis, IN. 46204
rblanford@indot.in.gov

Brittany White
Passenger Rail Planner
Indiana Department of Transportation
100 North Senate Ave., IGCN 955
Indianapolis, IN. 46204
brwhite@indot.in.gov