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The Vermont Statutes Online


Title 5 : Aeronautics and Surface Transportation Generally


(Cite as: 5 V.S.A. § 3421)
  • § 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:

    (1) "Agency" means the Agency of Transportation.

    (2) "Board" means the Transportation Board.

    (3) "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 outside 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.

    (b) The 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.)