2007 ORS 824.200¹
Definitions for ORS 824.200 to 824.256

Definitions for 824.200 (Definitions for ORS 824.200 to 824.256) to 824.256 (Expense contributed by public held in trust by railroad company). As used in ORS 824.200 (Definitions for ORS 824.200 to 824.256) to 824.256 (Expense contributed by public held in trust by railroad company), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) "High speed rail system" means a fixed guideway passenger transportation system capable of transporting passengers at speeds exceeding 79 miles per hour and connecting two or more urban areas, including but not limited to any such system that utilizes or incorporates, in whole or in part, existing rail transportation facilities and any necessary upgrades of or modifications to existing rail transportation facilities.

(2) "Highway" includes all roads, streets, alleys, avenues, boulevards, parkways and other places in this state actually open and in use, or to be opened and used for travel by the public.

(3) "Installation costs," when used in the context of protective devices, includes costs of acquiring, assembling and rendering operational the device and its attendant controls, circuitry and fail-safe mechanisms.

(4) "Maintenance costs," when used in the context of protective devices, includes preventive maintenance, repair and replacement of the device and its attendant controls, circuitry and fail-safe mechanisms.

(5) "Protective device" means a sign, signal, gate or other device to warn or protect the public, installed at or in advance of a railroad-highway crossing.

(6) Except in proceedings under ORS 824.236 (Protective devices at unauthorized railroad-highway crossing), "public authority in interest" means the state, county, municipal or other governmental body with jurisdiction over the highway crossing the railroad track. In proceedings under ORS 824.236 (Protective devices at unauthorized railroad-highway crossing), "public authority in interest" means the county, municipal or other governmental body that has primary zoning authority over the lands served by the crossing.

(7) "Railroad" has the meaning given that term in ORS 824.020 (Definitions for ORS 824.020 to 824.042), and includes logging and other private railroads.

(8) "Railroad company" includes every corporation, company, association, joint stock association, partnership or person, and their lessees, trustees or receivers, appointed by any court whatsoever, owning, operating, controlling or managing any railroad.

(9) "Unauthorized railroad-highway crossing" means a crossing at grade that is actually open and in use, or to be opened and used for travel by the public, and that has not been authorized under ORS 824.204 (Authority to construct grade crossings). [Formerly 763.010; 2005 c.22 §517]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 824—Railroads, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­824.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.