Community Notices

Railroad companies are required to notify the commission and the governing authority of a community at least 10 days before taking any planned action that may have a significant impact on the community. Such actions can include;

  • disrupting the use of a crossing for track inspection,
  • reconstruction,
  • maintenance,
  • or blocking a crossing.

For more information, see WAC 480-62-305 - Railroad Community Notice Requirements.

Submit a Notice

Template for Community Notice

To submit a community impact notice, email: WUTC Community Notice.

Community Notices Received

The commission received the following community impact notice(s):  

  • Columbia Way, Quincy. USDOT 065796E. BNSF Railway Co. will close the crossing from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2024, to repair the crossing surface. 
  • Road K Northwest, Quincy. USDOT 065791V. BNSF Railway Co. will close the crossing from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, to repair the crossing surface. 
  • Hill Street, Vancouver. USDOT 077862D. BNSF Railway Co. will close the crossing from 3 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, March 25, 2024, for repairs. 

For questions or additional information on current or past community notices, please contact rail@utc.wa.gov.