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Date: 09/14/23 14:42
Cleveland Cites CSX, NS for Bridge Violations
Author: pt199

 The City of Cleveland Ohio has cited Norfolk Southern and CSX for it termed 99 first-degree misdemeanor bridge violations.
The citations pointed to falling concrete, high weeds, and graffiti on railroad-owned bridges and other property within the city.
News reports indicated that the citations were issued after some city residents complained about railroad property conditions and city officials asked residents to report the worst situations.

The city has sent letters to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and the railroads with specifics about the bridges.
David Roberts, Cleveland’s chief assistant director of law for code enforcement, acknowledged the citations do not require that the railroad fix the bridges. He said that is a federal responsibility not a local one.

Roberts said the city took the action to remind railroads of their responsibilities to repair their properties and to prompt the Federal Railroad Administration to inspect them.
The city contends that some of the bridges are public eyesores as well as safety hazards due to crumbling concrete.
Roberts said the city is prepared to move forward on the violations in Cleveland Housing Court if repairs and improvements aren’t started by Sept. 12.
The two railroads could be fined $5,000 per day per violation notice. From the akronrrblog

Date: 09/14/23 15:29
Re: Cleveland Cites CSX, NS for Bridge Violations
Author: Lackawanna484

Vigorous code enforcement can be an effective way of cleaning up neighborhoods.

But railroad bridges isn't where I would start in Cleveland.

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Date: 09/14/23 16:33
Re: Cleveland Cites CSX, NS for Bridge Violations
Author: MEKoch

NS & CSX will laugh and throw it in the garbage.   BUT if the FRA bridge inspectors show up, then maybe the railroads will be forced to move towards repairs.  

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