§3456. Jurisdiction

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/05/062/03456
Published: 2015

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Title

05

:
Aeronautics and Surface Transportation Generally






Chapter

062

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POWERS AND DUTIES OF BOARD RELATING TO RAILROADS











 

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3456. Jurisdiction

Without

affecting special provisions of law relating to matters contained herein, the

board shall have jurisdiction on due notice to hear, determine, render

judgment, and make orders and decrees in all matters provided for in the

charter of any railroad, or in the statutes of this state relating to

railroads, and shall have like jurisdiction in all matters respecting:

(1) The crossing

of one railroad by another;

(2) Highway

grade crossings and signs, signals, gates, or flaggers at the same;

(3) The

construction and maintenance of proper fences, cattle guards, and farm

crossings;

(4) To the

extent not preempted by federal law, the maintenance of the tracks, frogs,

switches, gates, signals, culverts, bridges, and other structures over

openings, and rolling stock and equipment so as to accommodate the public and

be operated with safety and in compliance with law;

(5) The

connections, time and times of connection between connecting roads for the

accommodation of the traveling public and the transportation of merchandise;

(6) The manner

of operating railroads and conducting the business thereof so as to be

reasonable and expedient and to promote the security, convenience, and

accommodation of the public and to prevent violations of law and unjust

discriminations, usurpations, or extortions; and

(7) Any

impediment alongside or adjacent to the rights-of-way of railroads, including

damaged structures, which imperils the safe passage of trains. (Amended 1959,

No. 329 (Adj. Sess.), § 39(b), eff. March 1, 1961; 1981, No. 166 (Adj. Sess.), §

2; 1993, No. 172 (Adj. Sess.), § 43.)
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