RAILROAD AND WATER CARRIER REGULATION
Definitions, scope of chapter, application of statute.
Office; powers and duties, general enumeration.
Complaints, investigation, hearings, notice.
Separate rate hearings; absence of direct damage.
Procedure after summary investigation.
Witness fees and mileage.
Transcripts as evidence.
195.05 Office; water carrier rates, regulations, service, procedure.
Office orders prima facie lawful.
195.08 Water carrier rates, schedules, service.
Preference by water carriers prohibited.
Rebates and concessions, unlawful to accept.
Free transportation; reduced rates, passes, limitations.
Transportation contracts, filed.
Relocation of facilities.
Joint use of railroad property.
Medical supplies on trains.
Safety devices; block system.
Safe tracks and bridges.
Protecting grade crossings.
Exempt railroad crossings.
Highway crossings, advance warning signs.
Railroad highway crossings.
Railroad crossings; grade separation, safety devices.
Snowmobile rail crossings.
Bridges made safe.
Safety gates on drawbridges.
Reports of accidents, investigation.
General penalty upon railroads and water carriers.
Water carrier freight charges; collection, refund.
Water carrier freight bills; examination; refunds.
Common carriers of passengers or property by water; certificate required.
Information, papers and accounting.
Payment of office expenses by railroads and water carriers.
Ch. 195 Cross-reference
See also RR
, Wis. adm. code.
In this chapter:
"Department" means the department of transportation.
"Office" means the office of the commissioner of railroads.
"Railroad historical society" means a nonprofit historical society that operates railroad locomotives and rolling stock on railroad tracks for the purpose of historic preservation and is not a common carrier.
Definitions, scope of chapter, application of statute. 195.02(1)(1)
In this chapter, unless a different meaning is manifest: "Railroad" means and embraces all corporations, companies, individuals, associations, their lessees, trustees or receivers that own, operate, manage or control any railroad or part of a railroad as a common carrier in this state, or cars, or other equipment used thereon, or bridges, terminals or sidetracks, used in connection therewith, whether owned by such railroad or otherwise.
This chapter applies to the transportation of passengers and property between points within this state, and to the receiving, switching, delivering, storing and handling of such property, and to all water carrier charges connected therewith, and applies to all common carriers engaged in the transportation of passengers or property wholly by rail or partly by rail and partly by water, and to all common carriers of property wholly by water which operate between fixed end points, but shall not apply to transportation of property by water under contract as a private carrier.