Community Notices

Railroad companies are required to notify the commission and the governing authority of a community at least 10 days prior to 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 notices:  

  • Index Avenue, Index. USDOT 084533S. Crossing closed from 7am Dec. 11 through 3pm Dec. 12. BNSF plans to completely rebuild the crossing with new track panels, concrete crossing surface panels and asphalt approaches. The pedestrian crossing will receive new asphalt.  

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