From the finding and order of the director of transportation that such improvement as provided for in section 5523.02 of the Revised Code is reasonably necessary and expedient, any railroad company or any interurban railway company may, upon the question of such necessity and expediency, take an appeal to the public utilities commission. A party desiring to take an appeal shall file with the director written notice of its intention to do so within thirty days after service upon it of a copy of such finding and order, as provided in section 5523.03 of the Revised Code, and the director shall certify to such commission all original papers on file with him, together with a copy of all orders made by him in said proceeding. Such appeal shall be docketed by the commission and, after not less than ten days' written notice to all interested parties setting forth the time and place when and where said appeal will be heard, it shall hear the same upon the evidence adduced before it and shall determine whether such improvement is necessary and expedient. An appeal from the order of the director, fixing the contribution of a street or interurban railway company to the commission may be taken and shall be heard and decided in the same manner. Any party to such proceedings on appeal, deeming himself aggrieved by the decision of the commission, may prosecute error or appeal to the supreme court as in other cases.
Effective Date: 09-28-1973 .