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):  

  • State Route 170, Warden. USDOT 089790G. Columbia Basin Railroad will close this crossing for emergency repair most of the day on Tuesday, April 16, 2024.
  • State Avenue, Olympia. USDOT 807852L. Union Pacific will close one westbound lane on State Avenue for emergency crossing repair from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday April 17, 2024.

For questions or additional information on current or past community notices, please contact