A Reminder From Frank Lenik About Railways

07 Apr 2014 12:36 PM | Office Manager (Administrator)
Dear Colleagues:

Many of the bench marks which we considered for occupation during National Surveyors Week were along active railroad lines. I spoke to a number of surveyors about this and reminded them that this was trespassing, as well as dangerous. However, I still saw photographs of surveyors along railroads using their GPS.

I was told by a railroad company representative that the penalty for trespassing on a railroad right-of-way was $300.00. He said there could also be a federal penalty of $1,500.00 assessed to the individual, not the company. He provided me with this document entitled "Compilation of State Laws and Regulations Affecting Highway Rail Grade Crossings". This is a US Department of Transportation document which spells out the various laws and penalties which apply to this situation. Please familiarize yourself with it and pass it along to your colleagues and members.

Frank Lenik, PLS
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