Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell lawyers are deeply versed in the broad range of rail and transit safety, regulatory and compliance issues relating to surface transportation law such asregulation of passenger and freight rail operations, transportation finance and grants, hazardous materials transportation, shared use corridors, and employee drug testing compliance. We represent clients before all releant federal regulatory agencies. We advise clients on strategic, legal and policy approaches to plan, build, and operate fixed-guideway and surface transportation projects.
Our team works with municipalities and counties, public rail transportation providers, state departments of transportation, rail-to-trail project sponsors, and private property owners engaged in the rail industry or interacting with freight and passenger railroads. The increasing demand for freight and passenger service over the nation’s rail network requires careful negotiation of agreements for access to (and use of) rail corridors, disposition of rail property, vigorous representation of our clients’ interests in the allocation of limited rail resources, and meticulous pursuit of necessary regulatory approvals.