81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1540, Chapter 85 Page: 61 of 126
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(1) rolling stock required for operation as a common
carrier over all or a part of the rail facilities of the district;
(2) personnel required for the operation of the
rolling stock owned or leased by the district or for the operation
of the rail facilities of the district. (V.A.C.S. Art. 6550c,
Secs. 2(7), 5(n).)
Sec. 172 209. RAIL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES AGREEMENTS WITH
HER POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS. A district may contract with a
cnty or other political subdivision of this state for the
district to provide rail transportation services to an area outside
t ;district on terms to which the parties agree. (V.A.C.S. Art.
6554c, Sec. 5(o).)
sec. 172.210. ABANDONMENT OF RAIL LINE. (a) A district
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i (1) ease all r part of the rail facilities to any
op rato; or
(2) contract for the use or operation of all or part of
the ai facilities by any operator.
( b) To the maximum extent practicable, the district shall
encourage the participaticipation of private enterprise in the operation
of rail facilities.
(c) The term of an operating contract under this-section may
not exceed 20 years. In this subsection, "operating contract"
means a professional services contract executed by a district and
another person under which the person agrees to provide all or part
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