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Introduction, 3 Disclaimer, 3 Abbreviations and Acronyms, 4 Index of Legal Topics and Issues, 7 I. Abandonment of Rail Lines or Discontinuance of Service, 7 II. Americans with Disabilities Act, 14 III. Amtrak, 17 IV. Buy America Act, 20 V. Carmack Amendment and Liability for Lost or Damaged Goods, 21 VI. Change in Drainage, 25 VII. Change of Grade, 27 VIII. Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency Program (CREATE), 29 IX. Common Carrier Obligation of Railroads, 30 X. Competition and Railroads, 32 XI. Constitutional Law and Railroads, 37 XII. Construction Contracts, 39 XIII. Contracts and Railroads, 42 XIV. Crossings at Railroads, 46 XV. Damage to or Maintenance of Property, 58 XVI. Demonstration Projects or Programs, 63 XVII. Easements and Interpretation of Railroad Deeds, 64 XVIII. Eminent Domain and Railroads, 68 XIX. Employees and Drug and Alcohol Testing, 73 XX. Environmental Law and Railroads, 76 XXI. Federal Employersâ Liability Act, 88 XXII. Federal Financing for Railroad Projects, 95 XXIII. Federal Railroad Safety Act, 98 XXIV. Federal Safety Appliance Act, 101 XXV. High-Speed Rail, 104 XXVI. Insurance and Indemnity Agreements, 105 XXVII. Labor Relations and Employment, 109 XXVIII. Negligence and Railroad Liability, 115 XXIX. Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices â Part 8, 123 XXX. MAP-21, 127 XXXI. Occupational Safety and Health Act, 128 XXXII. Preemption of State Laws Relating to Railroads, 130 XXXIII. Public Service Commissions, 136 XXXIV. Quiet Zones, 138 XXXV. Railroad Retirement and Disability Earnings Act, 140 XXXVI. Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act and Other Railroad Taxation Issues, 146 XXXVII. Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, 150 XXXVIII. State Laws and Regulations on Railroads, 153 XXXIX. Surface Transportation Board, 156 XL. Firearms and Other Weapons or Devices on Railroads, 160 Summaries of Statutes, Regulations, Cases, and Articles (available on CRP-CD-172), 170 CONTENTS