(70 ILCS 3615/2.11) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 702.11)
    Sec. 2.11. Safety.
    (a) The Service Boards may establish, enforce and facilitate achievement and maintenance of standards of safety against accidents with respect to public transportation provided by the Service Boards or by transportation agencies pursuant to purchase of service agreements with the Service Boards. The provisions of general or special orders, rules or regulations issued by the Illinois Commerce Commission pursuant to Section 57 of "An Act concerning public utilities", approved June 29, 1921, as amended, which pertain to public transportation and public transportation facilities of railroads will continue to apply until the Service Board determines that different standards are necessary to protect such health and safety.
    (b) To the extent required by 49 CFR Part 659 as now or hereafter amended, the Authority shall develop and adopt a system safety program standard for the safety of rail fixed guideway systems and the personal security of the systems' passengers and employees and shall establish procedures for safety and security reviews, investigations, and oversight reporting. The Authority shall require the applicable Service Boards to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 659 as now or hereafter amended. The Authority may contract for the services of a qualified consultant to comply with this subsection.
    (c) The security portion of the system safety program, investigation reports, surveys, schedules, lists, or data compiled, collected, or prepared by or for the Authority under this subsection, shall not be subject to discovery or admitted into evidence in federal or State court or considered for other purposes in any civil action for damages arising from any matter mentioned or addressed in such reports, surveys, schedules, lists, data, or information.
    (d) Neither the Authority nor its directors, officers, or employees nor any Service Board subject to this Section nor its directors, officers, or employees shall be held liable in any civil action for any injury to any person or property for any acts or omissions or failure to act under this Section or pursuant to 49 CFR Part 659 as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 90-273, eff. 7-30-97.)