Nebraska has been a member of the Federal/State Rail Safety Participation Program since 1976. Currently, the Commission has one federally certified inspector that completes compliance inspections and enforces safety rules on locomotives, freight cars, and air brakes. The inspector assists the FRA with rail accident investigations.
Railroads that Operate in Nebraska
Class I Railroads
Fort Worth, TX
Union Pacific Railroad
Appalachian Railcar Services
Manning Grain Company
Nebraska Central Railroad Company
Nebraska Kansas Colorado Railway, Inc.
Omaha Public Power District
Sidney & Lowe Railroad, Inc.
Frequently Asked Questions
I need to seek a track clearance waiver? What do I do?
If you are an entity or railroad carrier that needs to request a track clearance waiver, an application must be submitted along with a one-time application fee of $250.00. Applications should also include plans illustrating the structures/equipment that necessitate the waiver.
How do I report a rail safety issue (non-emergency)?
If it is an emergency, call 911.
If you have general rail safety questions or a non-emergency, call the Commission at 402-471-3101 or 1-800-526-0017 (NE Only). Please have as much information about the issue as possible, such as location, train or crossing number, time of day, etc.
If you are at a blocked crossing, you can also call the railroad carrier telephone number located on the crossing signage.
How do I report an accident to the Commission?
To report an accident, please call the Railroad Department at 402-471-0260.