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Rail Safety:  Consumer Information Center

The CPUC regulates railroads and light rail, to ensure the safety of rail workers and the general public.  Our rail safety work includes:
  • Monitoring over 11,000 intersections in California where highways cross over railroad tracks.
  • Performing railroad safety inspections, in partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
  • Investigating railroad accidents and public safety requests.
  • Monitoring light rail and cable car systems to ensure they meet public safety requirements.

For additional information on railroad safety, please see our Railroad Safety web page.

For additional information on the CPUC’s role monitoring the safety of light rail and cable car systems, such as BART, San Francisco MUNI, and the LA County MTA, please see our Rail Transit web page.

For more information on how the CPUC can help you resolve issues, please see Do You Have a Question or Complaint?


Last Modified: 3/9/2015

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