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Texas leads all states in total rail route miles, with 10,384. The state has 9,784 public highway and rail crossings.

The Rail Division oversees rail planning and inspection, highway-rail crossings, management of the South Orient Railroad and rail public transit safety.

The division has the authority to implement rail improvements by entering into public-private partnership agreements. State rail safety inspectors coordinate with Federal Railroad Administration authorities on signals, equipment, track structures, operating practices and hazardous materials investigations.

Erik Steavens serves as director. Contact us with questions or comments.