ORS 824.222¹
Authority over duration that grade crossing may be blocked
  • penalty

(1) The power to fix and regulate the length of time a public railroad-highway grade crossing may be blocked by railroad equipment is vested exclusively in the state.

(2)(a) Upon petition of the public authority in interest, or of any railroad or upon the Department of Transportation’s own motion, the department shall, after due investigation and hearing, unless hearing is not required under ORS 824.214 (Procedure to obtain permission for crossings), enter an order fixing and regulating the length of time a public railroad-highway grade crossing may be blocked by railroad equipment.

(b) Upon petition of a person, the department shall investigate and may hold a hearing and, following a hearing, may enter an order fixing and regulating the length of time a public railroad-highway grade crossing may be blocked by railroad equipment.

(3) The time limits fixed by the department shall be maximum time limits and shall be commensurate with reasonable requirements of train and vehicular traffic operations.

(4) Violation of a time limit fixed by the department under this section is punishable by a civil penalty of not less than $100 nor more than $3,000 for each offense. [Formerly 763.120; 2001 c.909 §1]

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.
 
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