Phone: (501) 569-2604
Paulette Rice, PMP
Railroad Crossing Coordinator
Phone: (501) 569-2557
The Railroad Coordination Section 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 Section 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.
Key Railroad Coordination Section responsibilities are listed below:
- Administer the FHWA Railway-Highway Crossing Program (Section 130).
- Coordinate ARDOT work within railroad right of way with all railroad companies in Arkansas.
- Assist in the development of studies and statewide plans related to railroad activities.
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.