(1) Definition. In this section, “rail fixed guideway transportation system” means a public transportation system being designed, engineered, constructed, or
operated that is intended to operate upon a fixed guideway, including a railway, and
that is not subject to regulation by the federal railroad administration.
(2) Program and funding. The department shall develop and administer a transit safety oversight program. Under the program, the department may oversee, enforce, investigate, and audit all
safety aspects of rail fixed guideway transportation systems.
(3) a first class city.The following may not incur any direct or indirect expenses, including the forfeiture of any revenue,
relating to the operation or construction of a rail fixed guideway transportation system in a 1st class city unless the expense incurred or revenue forfeited will be fully reimbursed
by the 1st class city:
(a) Except as required to comply with the requirements under 49 USC 5329, the state.
(c) A county in which the 1st class city is located.
(4) Reimbursement. If a person restricted from incurring expenses under sub. (3), with the approval of the 1st class city, incurs a direct or indirect expense,
including the forfeiture of any revenue, relating to the operation or construction
of a rail fixed guideway transportation system in a 1st class city, the 1st class
city shall fully reimburse the person for the expense.
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