(a) When the authority requires any utility to remove any utility facility lawfully maintained in the right-of-way of any high-speed rail property to a location entirely outside the high-speed rail property right-of-way, the authority shall pay the reasonable and necessary cost of the removal. This includes both the cost of removal and the cost of relocation to a new location outside of the high-speed rail property right-of-way.
(b) This section does not apply to the relocation of a utility facility from one point in a high-speed rail property to another point in that property, including relocation in any service road of the high-speed rail property or from one point of crossing of the high-speed rail property to another reasonable point of crossing.
Terms Used In California Public Utilities Code 185501
- Authority: means the High-Speed Rail Authority. See California Public Utilities Code 185012
- High-speed rail: means intercity passenger rail service that utilizes an alignment and technology that makes it capable of sustained speeds of 200 miles per hour or greater. See California Public Utilities Code 185012
(Added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 35, Sec. 7. (SB 85) Effective June 27, 2013.)