Pa. Court Backs PUC's Bridge Removal Cost Allocation

Law360, New York (April 14, 2014, 7:28 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court affirmed Monday the state Public Utility Commission's decision to force Norfolk Southern Railroad Co. to pay for part of the cost of removing a bridge over a set of tracks even though Norfolk didn't own property at the site.

A three-judge panel of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania backed the PUC's decision to force Norfolk to pay for 15 percent of the cost of removing the Colebrook Road Bridge, a grade-separated, railroad-highway crossing that carried a local road over Amtrak's Keystone rail line in East Hempfield Township in Lancaster County. Norfolk paid Amtrak to use the line....

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