Transportation Planning & Policy

Providing multimodal performance-based transportation planning to support transportation investment decisions and advance a safe and efficient transportation system. 

Railroad Coordination

Paulette Rice, PMP
Railroad Crossing Coordinator
Phone: (501) 569-2557


The Railroad Coordination team works with rail companies, ARDOT staff, local officials, and others to coordinate construction projects, inspections, and other highway-related activities occurring within railroad right-of-way.  The Railroad Coordination team also administers the Railway-Highway Crossing Program (Section 130), the purpose of which is to identify and eliminate hazards at railway-highway at-grade crossings. 

Planning Documents and Studies

State Action Plan (Pending)

State Rail Plan (2015)

The Arkansas State Rail Plan provides a comprehensive overview of the State’s freight and passenger rail system.  The Plan includes (among other contents) an inventory of rail assets; discussion of passenger rail service; analysis of the economic impacts of freight rail service; trends and forecasts; infrastructure needs and opportunities; and a long-range investment program.

Executive Summary
Full Document

Arkansas High Speed Passenger Rail Study (2020)
Executive Summary
Full Document


Report a Blocked Crossing