Trans 31.04(1)(k)2. 2. A financial instrument from a Wisconsin financial institution in an amount sufficient to refund the expected advance payments for service in the event that the excursion is not operated for any reason.
Trans 31.04(1)(k)3. 3. Sponsors who are municipalities may provide a written record of an official action of the municipality's governing body assuming the obligation to make refunds when necessary, in lieu of an escrow account or a financial instrument.
Trans 31.04(1)(L) (L) The appropriate fee specified in s. Trans 31.03 (3).
Trans 31.04(1)(m) (m) An operator's statement that it concurs with the proposed operation, if the sponsor is not the operator.
Trans 31.04(1)(n) (n) A statement that the operator and sponsor agree to pay any claim for any bodily injury or property damage resulting from operation under the permit for which the operator or sponsor are legally responsible; and that the operator and sponsor will indemnify and hold harmless the state, its subdivisions, officers, employees and agents from any claim which may arise from operation under the permit.
Trans 31.04(2)(a)(a) The first application submitted by a sponsor shall include a business plan in addition to the items in sub. (1). The business plan shall cover a period of 2 full fiscal years plus the portion of the operator's fiscal year remaining as of the date of the proposed operation. The business plan shall include all of the following:
Trans 31.04(2)(a)1. 1. Pro forma balance sheet, including budgeted costs for inspections, maintenance, equipment and improvements.
Trans 31.04(2)(a)2. 2. Pro forma income statement.
Trans 31.04(2)(a)3. 3. Pro forma sources and uses statement.
Trans 31.04(2)(a)4. 4. Marketing plan.
Trans 31.04(2)(b) (b) Applications for a permit for subsequent years may not be required to include a business plan, if the operations proposed are similar to the operations described in the initial permit application.
Trans 31.04 History History: Cr. Register, June, 1995, No. 474, eff. 7-1-95; am. (1) (a), (e) (intro.), (h) 1. to 3., (2) (a) (intro.), and 1., r. (1) (e) 1. to 5., r. and recr. (1) (h) 5., cr. (1) (h) 6., (j) 4. to 8. and (n), Register, May, 1999, No. 521, eff. 6-1-99.
Trans 31.05 Trans 31.05Sponsorship.
Trans 31.05(1) (1)By a sponsor. Any person may sponsor an excursion train on state-owned track only with the concurrence of the operator, except where there is not an operator on that track. A sponsor shall prepare its application in cooperation with the operator. The operator, or the sponsor if there is no operator, shall submit the application to the department by the date specified in s. Trans 31.03 (1).
Trans 31.05(2) (2)By an operator. An operator may become a sponsor, but must comply with the requirements of this chapter relating to sponsors.
Trans 31.05 History History: Cr. Register, June, 1995, No. 474, eff. 7-1-95; am. (1), Register, May, 1999, No. 521, eff. 6-1-99.
Trans 31.06 Trans 31.06Advertising prior to receipt of a permit. An operator or sponsor may advertise the schedule of an excursion train prior to receiving a permit from the department only if the advertisement contains a written notice stating the following: Subject to receipt of a permit from the Wisconsin department of transportation.
Trans 31.06 History History: Cr. Register, June, 1995, No. 474, eff. 7-1-95.
Trans 31.07 Trans 31.07Sanctions.
Trans 31.07(1) (1) The department may deny or immediately cancel a permit for any one of the following reasons:
Trans 31.07(1)(a) (a) A sponsor does not conduct operations as specified in its application.
Trans 31.07(1)(b) (b) Advertising is conducted prior to the issuance of a permit without the notice required in s. Trans 31.06.
Trans 31.07(1)(c) (c) An operator, when not a sponsor, does not comply with applicable laws, rules or regulations or terms of the permit.
Trans 31.07(1)(d) (d) An applicant provides materially false information in the application for a permit.
Trans 31.07(2) (2) Notice of denial or cancellation of a permit shall be given to the sponsor and the operator. The notice may be delivered by facsimile, U.S. mail or in person. No operator may operate, or allow the operation of, any equipment by or on behalf of a sponsor after receipt of notice from the department that a permit is denied or canceled.
Trans 31.07(3) (3) If a permit is canceled, no subsequent permit shall be issued to the permittee for a period of one calendar year from the date of permit cancellation.
Trans 31.07 History History: Cr. Register, June, 1995, No. 474, eff. 7-1-95; am. (1) (intro.) and (2), Register, May, 1999, No. 521, eff. 6-1-99.
Trans 31.08 Trans 31.08Audit and inspection.
Trans 31.08(1) (1) The department shall inspect the track, grade crossings, and signal devices; the FRA track inspection records; and the maintenance and FRA inspection records for all equipment used by an operator or sponsor, to verify compliance with the requirements in s. Trans 31.04 (1) (h).
Trans 31.08(2) (2) The department may audit and inspect the records of an operator or a sponsor to verify compliance with the requirements of this chapter. Operators and sponsors shall retain all records related to an application for a permit under this chapter for at least 3 years from the date the permit was issued, and shall make these records available for inspection and copying by the department upon request.
Trans 31.08 History History: Cr. Register, June, 1995, No. 474, eff. 7-1-95.
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