Rail Safety Oversight Program Standard

Publication Number
M 3138
Publication Version
February 2023
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.

Slow down on ice and snow.

It's easier to skid or lose control traveling at higher speeds. Give yourself more time to stop.

Carry chains, practice installing them.

Winter conditions could mean chains are required on your route. Practice putting them on your vehicle ahead of time.

Pack your winter car kit.

Carry extra supplies like warm clothing, ice scraper and brush, jumper cables and other emergency items.