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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.

Currently, INDOT is updating the Indiana State Rail Plan. Take our survey and share your opinions on today's rail system and what it could look like in the future. 

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Note: 11x17 size - suitable for printing maps.

FY 2021 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 FY21 Crossing Closure Guidelines are below.

The FY21 applications have been selected. Congratulations to all awarded applicants. The RRGCF Awards List is below.
Crossing Closure applications are accepted throughout the year and can be submitted through the Grant Rail Project (GRIP) system via ITAP at the following link:https://itap.indot.in.gov/login.aspx

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

FY2021 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.

IRSF FY21 applications are being accepted now! Accepting applications between Oct. 16, 2020 - Nov. 16, 2020
All applications must be submitted through GRIP via ITAP.
Please refer to the GRIP Applicant User Guide below for application instructionsFor 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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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 N758-MM
Indianapolis, IN. 46204

Bridgette Hail
Senior Rail Planner
Indiana Department of Transportation
100 N. Senate Ave, IGCN N758-MM
Indianapolis, IN. 46204

Thomas R. Rueschhoff, P.E.
Senior Rail Project Manager
Indiana Department of Transportation
100 North Senate Ave., IGCN N758-MM
Indianapolis, IN. 46204

Rich Blanford
Code Enforcement Officer
Indiana Department of Transportation
100 North Senate Ave., IGCN N758-MM
Indianapolis, IN. 46204

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