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

ELR Citation: ELR 20692
Nos. No. 00-4213, 251 F.3d 1152/(7th Cir., 06/06/2001)

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 state participation exemptions....

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