(70 ILCS 3615/2.21) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 702.21)
    Sec. 2.21. (a) The Authority or the Commuter Rail Board may not in the exercise of its powers to provide effective public transportation as provided by this Act:
        (i) require or authorize the operation of, or operate
or acquire by eminent domain or otherwise, any public transportation facility or service on terms or in a manner which unreasonably interferes with the ability of a railroad to provide efficient freight or inter-city passenger service. This subparagraph shall not bar the Authority from acquiring title to any property pursuant to Section 2.13 in a manner consistent with this subparagraph.
        (ii) obtain by eminent domain any interest in any
right of way or any other real property of a railroad which is not a public body in excess of the interest to be used for public transportation as provided in this Act.
        (iii) prohibit the operation of public transportation
by a private carrier that does not receive a grant or purchase of service contract from the Authority or a Service Board.
    (b) If in connection with any construction, acquisition, or other activity undertaken by or for the Authority or a Service Board, or pursuant to any purchase of service or grant agreement with the Authority or a Service Board, any facility of a public utility (as defined in the Public Utilities Act), is removed or relocated from its then-existing site all costs and expenses of such relocation or removal, including the cost of installing such facilities in a new location or locations, and the cost of any land or lands, or interest in land, or any rights required to accomplish such relocation or removal, shall be paid by the Authority or a Service Board. If any such facilities are so relocated onto the properties of the Authority or the Service Board or onto properties made available for that purpose by the Authority or the Service Board, there shall be no rent, fee, or other charge of any kind imposed upon the public utility owning or operating such facilities in excess of that imposed prior to such relocation and such public utility, and its successors and assigns, shall be granted the right to operate such facilities in the new location or locations for as long a period and upon the same terms and conditions as it had the right to maintain and operate such facilities in their former location. Nothing in this paragraph (b) shall prevent the Authority or the Service Board and a transportation agency from agreeing in a purchase of service agreement or otherwise to make different arrangements for such relocations or the costs thereof.
(Source: P.A. 100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)