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The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
"Class I railroad company" means a railroad company having annual operating revenues of $250,000,000 or more;
"Class II railroad company" means a railroad company having annual operating revenue of less than $250,000,000, but more than $20,000,000; and
"Class III railroad company" means a railroad company having annual operating revenues of $20,000,000 or less.
"Commission" means the Washington utilities and transportation commission.
"Contract crew transportation company" means any person, organization, company or other entity that operates one or more contract crew transportation vehicles.
"Contract crew transportation vehicle" means every motor vehicle designed to transport 15 or fewer passengers, including the driver, that is owned, leased, operated, or maintained by a person contracting with a railroad company or its agents, contractors, subcontractors, vendors, subvendors, secondary vendors, or subcarriers and used primarily to provide railroad crew transportation.
"Department of labor and industries" means the Washington state department of labor and industries.
"Department of transportation" means the Washington state department of transportation.
"On track equipment" means self-propelled equipment, other than locomotives, that can be operated on railroad tracks.
"Passenger carrying vehicle" means those buses, vans, trucks, and cars owned, operated, and maintained by a railroad company primarily used to transport railroad employees, other than in the cab of such vehicles, and are designed primarily for operation on roads which may or may not be equipped with retractable flanged wheels for operation on railroad tracks.
"Railroad" means every permanent road with a line of rails fixed to ties providing a track for cars or equipment drawn by locomotives or operated by any type of power, including interurban and suburban electric railroads, for the public use of conveying persons or property for hire, with all bridges, ferries, tunnels, equipment, switches, spurs, sidings, tracks, stations, and terminal facilities of every kind, used, operated, controlled, managed, or owned by or in connection therewith. Unless otherwise provided by rule, the term "railroad" does not include logging and industrial railroads, or street railways operating within the limits of any incorporated city or town.
"Railroad company" means every corporation, company, partnership, association, joint stock association, or person, their lessees, trustees, or receivers appointed by any court, and any common carrier owning, operating, controlling or managing any railroad or any cars or other equipment used on, or in connection with the railroad within this state.
"Railroad police officer" means a peace officer who is commissioned in his or her state of legal residence or state of employment by a railroad company to enforce state laws for the protection of railroad property, personnel, passengers and/or cargo.
"Remote-control area" means any place remote-control operations are conducted on a railroad.
"Remote-control operations" means control of the movement of locomotives through the use of radio transmitter and receiver systems by persons not physically located at the controls within the confines of a locomotive cab.
"Remote-control zone" means a designated restricted access area in which remote-control operations may occur under alternative point protection procedures.
"State" means the state of Washington.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040, 81.01.010, 81.04.160, 81.40.015(1), 81.40.025 (4)(a), and chapter 81.40 RCW. WSR 22-24-021 (Docket TR-200536, General Order R-606), § 480-62-125, filed 11/30/22, effective 12/31/22. Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040, 81.04.160, and 81.61.050. WSR 18-10-001 (Docket TR-170780, General Order R-591), § 480-62-125, filed 4/18/18, effective 5/19/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040 and 80.04.160. WSR 04-11-023 (Docket No. TR-021465, General Order No. R-514), § 480-62-125, filed 5/11/04, effective 6/11/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040, 81.04.160, 81.24.010, 81.28.010, 81.28.290, 81.40.110, 81.44.010, 81.44.020, 81.44.101- 81.44.105, and chapters 81.48, 81.53, 81.54, 81.60, and 81.61 RCW. WSR 01-04-026 (Docket No. TR-981102, General Order No. R-477), § 480-62-125, filed 1/30/01, effective 3/2/01.]
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