Michigan S. R.R. v. Kendallville, Ind., City of

ELR Citation: ELR 20692
No(s). 00-4213 (7th Cir. Jun 6, 2001)

The court holds that the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA) preempted a municipal ordinance requiring a railroad to cut weeds along its right-of-way within the municipality. The FRSA regulates every area of railroad safety, and the Act preempts all railroad safety legislation except for specific sta...

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