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) 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.
Editorial Notes
Amendments

2021—Par. (4). Pub. L. 117–58 substituted “section 5302” for “section 5302(a)(6)”.

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