(A) The Ohio rail development commission may restore, repair, relocate, or upgrade any rail property purchased, leased, or maintained by the commission. The commission may restore, repair, relocate, or upgrade any rail property owned by another person as long as such action is necessary for the efficient operation of rail services provided by the commission. The commission may obtain modernization loans from the federal government to restore or repair rail property acquired by the commission for the purpose of implementing rail service.
(B) The commission may operate any rail property acquired by it over track owned or leased by the commission, or over track owned by another person pursuant to an agreement with that person as long as such action is necessary for the efficient operation of rail service provided by the commission pursuant to this chapter.
(C) The commission may enter into agreements with the department of transportation, boards of county commissioners, boards of township trustees, legislative authorities of municipal corporations, with other governmental agencies or organizations, and with private corporations or organizations in order to facilitate implementation of rail service.
Effective Date: 10-20-1994 .