Safety is Iowa Interstate Railroad’s number one priority and that is why we remain proactive and adamant in reinforcing the importance of safety through training and rules compliance. Our company is committed to supporting employees’ efforts to operate our railroad free of accidents and injuries. IAIS is committed to protecting our employees, communities, and our customers’ goods.

Safety Tips For All

  • Always expect a train when you see tracks. Trains do not run on fixed schedules. Look and listen for the train when approaching an intersection.
  • An approaching train is always closer and moving faster than you think.
  • All train tracks are private property. Never walk on tracks. Doing so is both trespassing and highly dangerous. We vigorously pursue trespassers with law enforcement authorities.
  • On average, a typical freight train can take up to a mile to stop.
  • Train cars extend three feet or more beyond the width of the steel rail.
  • Never race a train to a crossing. Unlike baseball, a tie is never good for the runner.

Operation Lifesaver

Operation Lifesaver is a non-profit organization focused on preventing collisions, injuries and fatalities on and around railroad tracks and at-grade crossings.

In 2019, the Posner Foundation donated $100,000 to OLI. The funds helped support the creation of media-related resources and distribution of a PSA about emergency notification system signs, as well as supplemented funding for state programs and provided support for national volunteer efforts.