BISTATE TRANSIT SAFETY ACT
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Bi-State Transit Safety Act to develop and implement
a safety program in compliance with a national state safety oversight
program for rail fixed guideway systems operating in the States of
Missouri and Illinois. Amends the Freedom of Information Act to
include in the list of information exempt from inspection and copying
security portions of system safety programs compiled by the Regional
Transportation Authority or the State of Missouri. Amends the
Metropolitan Transit Authority Act to require compliance with Section
2.11b of the Regional Transportation Authority Act. Amends the
Regional Transportation Authority Act to require the Authority to
develop and adopt a system safety program standard for the safety of
rail fixed guideway systems in compliance with the national state
safety oversight program. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Prescribes
permit requirements and fee of $500 for moving oversize or overweight
equipment to the site of rail derailments. Repeals Section in the
Regional Transportation Authority Act concerning the oversight board.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that fees for permits to move oversize or overweight
equipment to the sites of train derailments (instead of train
derailments in emergencies) shall include all equipment eligible to
obtain single trip permits under normal situations.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Defines "revenue service operation" as an operation outside of a
rail yard. Changes a reference from the directors of an agency to the
commissioners of an agency.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 3.
Provides that the powers and obligations given to Missouri in-
clude mandatory notification of the Ill. Dept. of Transportation of
the adoption of standards and plans, completion of investigations, re-
ports, audits and recommendations given under the Act. Repeals the Act
on July 1, 2001.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0273
Last action date: 97-07-30
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 3
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