Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 16. Railway Authorities

Contracts For Operation And Use Of Facilities

7-14-1635. Contracts for operation and use of facilities. (1) In connection with the operation of a railroad or a railroad facility owned or controlled by an authority, the authority may enter into contracts, leases, and other arrangements:

(a) granting the privilege of operating or using the railroad or railroad facility;

(b) leasing a railroad for operation by the lessee. However, a person may not be authorized to operate a railroad other than as a common carrier.

(c) granting the privilege of supplying goods, commodities, services, or facilities along rail lines or in or upon other property; and

(d) making available services to be furnished by the authority or its agents.

(2) In each case, the authority may establish the terms and conditions and fix the charges, rentals, or fees that must be reasonable and uniform for the same class of privilege or service and that must be established with regard to the property and improvements used and the expenses of operation to the authority.

(3) The authority may remit funds available for investment to the state treasurer for investment under the direction of the board of investments as part of the pooled investment fund.

History: En. Sec. 15, Ch. 333, L. 1993.