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Railroad transportation throughout California is regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission. Regulation of railroads throughout the United States is performed by the Federal Railroad Administration.


The California Public Utilities Commission sets the rates and standards of safety and service for common carrier railroads throughout California and investigates and conducts hearings for railroad complaints.

California Public Utilities Commission

Northern California

505 Van Ness Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94102

(800) 848-5580

(415) 703-2782

Fax: (415) 703-1758


CaliforniaPublic Utilities Commission

Southern California

320 W 4th Street, Suite 500

Los Angeles, CA 90013

(800) 848-5580

(213) 576-7000

Fax: (213) 576-7007


The US Federal Railroad Administration regulates railroad safety throughout the United States. Investigates major accidents and enforces regulations involving locomotives, tracks, signals, operating practices, and hazardous materials.

US Federal Railroad Administration Regional Office 801 I Street, Suite 466 Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 498-6540 (916) 498-6546 Fax (800) 724-5997 Hotline www.fra.dot.gov

US Federal Railroad Administration


1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE

Washington, DC 20590


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