The Vermont Statutes Online
Aeronautics and Surface Transportation Generally
3421. Definitions; application
(a) Except where
a particular statute provides otherwise or where the context of a statute
unambiguously requires a contrary construction, for the purposes of the parts
of this title relating to railroads:
"Agency" means the agency of transportation.
"Board" means the transportation board.
"Railroad" or "railroad corporation" includes any railroad
located in whole or in part within this state owned, leased, operated, or
managed by any person without regard to whether the person is located within or
without this state. The rights conferred in this title upon railroads shall
inure to, and the duties imposed in this title upon railroads shall be binding
upon, their owners, lessees, operators, and managers, as the case may be.
provisions of the parts of this title which impose upon a railroad any duty or
liability shall apply to any person having the possession, control, or
management of a railroad, or engines and cars running on a railroad. (Amended
1993, No. 172 (Adj. Sess.), § 38.)