RULE 761-800.20 - Removal of tracks from crossings

RULE 761-800.20. Removal of tracks from crossings

(1) 49 CFR Part 1152 contains the regulations governing the abandonment and discontinuance of railroad lines and rail transportation under 49 U.S.C. 10903 et seq. This part also contains the regulations and procedures for the acquisition or use of railroad rights-of-way proposed for abandonment for interim trail use and rail banking pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 1247(d).

For the purpose of this rule, this part is adopted as of October 1, 2017.

(2) A railroad corporation or its successor in interest having received authority to remove its tracks from a rail line pursuant to abandonment or interim trail use under 49 CFR Part 1152 shall, at the same time it removes its tracks from the railroad rights-of-way, remove its tracks from the crossings of highways, streets and alleys along the rail line and restore the surface of these crossings. A crossing shall be restored in a manner specified by the agency having jurisdiction over the highway, street or alley at the crossing.

(3) If a railroad corporation or its successor in interest fails to remove its tracks from and restore the surface of a crossing as specified in subrule 800.20(2), then the agency having jurisdiction over the highway, street or alley at the crossing may, at the expense of the railroad corporation or its successor in interest, remove the tracks and restore the surface 120 days after the tracks adjacent to the crossing have been removed.

This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code section 327G.24.

(Amended by IAB July 4, 2018/Volume XLI, Number 1, effective 8/8/2018)

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