49 U.S. Code § 28501 - Definitions

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In this chapter—
(1) the term “Board” means the Surface Transportation Board;
(2) the term “capital work” means maintenance, restoration, reconstruction, capacity enhancement, or rehabilitation work on trackage that would be treated, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, as a capital item rather than an expense;
(3) the term “commuter rail passenger transportation” has the meaning given that term in section 24102;
(4) the term “public transportation authority” means a local governmental authority (as defined in section 5302 (a)(6) [1] established to provide, or make a contract providing for, commuter rail passenger transportation;
(5) the term “rail carrier” means a person, other than a governmental authority, providing common carrier railroad transportation for compensation subject to the jurisdiction of the Board under chapter 105;
(6) the term “segregated fixed guideway facility” means a fixed guideway facility constructed within the railroad right-of-way of a rail carrier but physically separate from trackage, including relocated trackage, within the right-of-way used by a rail carrier for freight transportation purposes; and
(7) the term “trackage” means a railroad line of a rail carrier, including a spur, industrial, team, switching, side, yard, or station track, and a facility of a rail carrier.

[1]  See References in Text note below.


(Added Pub. L. 110–432, div. B, title IV, § 401(a),Oct. 16, 2008, 122 Stat. 4955.)
References in Text

Section 5302, referred to in par. (4), was amended generally by Pub. L. 112–141, div. B, § 20004,July 6, 2012, 126 Stat. 623, and, as so amended, no longer contains a subsec. (a). However, the term “local governmental authority” is defined elsewhere in that section.

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