The Act allows local government authorities to eliminate grade crossings in the interest of public safety and to order railroad authorities to comply with maintenance requirements. It also provides penalties for railroads that do not comply. A railroad that does not comply with the order of the local authority after the Department of Transportation has reviewed and approved the order faces a fine of $500 per day for each day it does not comply.
"HIGHWAYS, BRIDGES, AND FERRIES Regulation of Maintenance and Use of Public Roads Generally: Change Duty and Processes of Maintaining Railroad Grade Crossings,"
Georgia State University Law Review: Vol. 19
, Article 39.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol19/iss1/39