Rail Funding Information
If you have ideas for rail safety issues that need funding determination contact your local road authority or NDOT by phone at 402-479-4434 or 402-479-4515, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The state of Nebraska utilizes two funding sources to make safety improvements (lights, gates, circuitry, surface panels) to at-grade crossings:
- The Grade Crossing Protection Fund - established by Statute 71-1317. State Statute 39-2215 provides for the monthly transfer of $30,000 from the Highway Trust Fund to the Grade Crossing Protection Fund. The funds provide the state’s share, or 95% of the cost of construction and installation of automatic crossing protection devices on all classes of roadways.
- The Railway-Highway Crossings (Section 130) Program
Also, the local community and/or Railroad generally funds 5-10% of the overall cost.