Rail Safety Oversight Program Standard

Publication Number
M 3138
Publication Version
March 2022
Manual Manager
Molly Hughes molly.hughes@wsdot.wa.gov
Public Transportation Division

The Washington State Rail Safety Oversight Program Standard sets clear expectations and obligations for the WSDOT State Safety Oversight Program and the rail transit agencies it oversees. The Program Standard contains requirements for rail transit agencies in Washington state, including accident notification, corrective action plans, and oversight of internal safety reviews. The Program Standard also clarifies how the State Safety Oversight team works with rail transit agencies to accomplish activities such as investigations and federally-mandated triennial audits.

8,683 animals crossed the Snoqualmie Pass East Project area

as recorded by WSDOT and partners in 2020 and 2021.

46% increase in Amtrak Cascades ridership to 251,000 passengers

in 2021 compared to 172,000 in 2020.

Nine wetland and stream mitigation sites across 32.7 acres added

to our monitoring program in 2021 to help offset climate change impacts.