Under existing law, the train crew, yard crew, or engine crew of a railroad is not personally responsible or held guilty of violating any law regulating the occupying or blocking of any street, road, or highway crossing-at-grade by trains or passenger or freight cars, if done pursuant to orders or instructions of the employer, officers, or supervisory officials
This bill would make it unlawful for a standing train to obstruct any public street, road, or other highway crossing-at-grade for more than 10 minutes and would provide civil penalties
The bill would also require the train crew, yard crew, or engine crew of a train blocking a crossing to move the train in specified circumstances
To amend Section 37-8-115 of the Code of Alabama 1975, relating to trains obstructing streets; to require trains to be moved in certain circumstances; to place a time limit on standing trains obstructing streets; and to provide civil penalties.
|January 12, 2010||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Commerce|
|Bill Text||HB11 Alabama 2010 Session - Introduced|