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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 thereunder.

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.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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