WVC 29 - 18 - 2
§29-18-2. Declaration of policy and responsibility; purpose and
intent of article; findings.
It is hereby declared to be the public policy of the state
of West Virginia and a responsibility of the state of West
Virginia, to facilitate railroad transportation and commerce
within the state by exercising those powers of the state
necessary to qualify for rail services continuation subsidies
pursuant to the provisions of the federal Regional Rail
Reorganization Act of one thousand nine hundred seventy-three and
any amendment thereto and any rules or regulations promulgated
The Legislature finds and hereby declares that this
responsibility of the state cannot be effectively met without the
establishment, funding, construction, reconstruction,
acquisition, repair, replacement, operation and maintenance of
railroads and railroad projects.