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Case 39593 — Petition of the Town of Riga, pursuant to Section 91 of the Railroad Law, for an order of the Commissioner designating the Gough Road private at-grade rail crossing, USDOT # 514527D, in the vicinity of Mile Post QC378.08 located on the Mainline Branch, Rochester Subdivision of the CSX Transportation, Inc., in the Town of Riga, Monroe County, as a public crossing.


The Honorable Brad O’Brocta, Riga Town Supervisor, 6460 Buffalo Road, Churchville, NY 14428.

N 0 T I C E is hereby given that a public hearing will be held in the above-entitled matter before the Honorable Robert A. Rybak, Chief Administrative Law Judge, New York State Department of Transportation, at the Riga Town Hall, Courtroom, 6460 Buffalo Road, Churchville, NY 14428 on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 beginning at 9:00 AM.

By a letter dated December 3, 2015 and a Resolution passed by the Riga Town Board on January 4, 2016, the Town of Riga requested that the Gough Road private at-grade rail crossing be designated a public crossing. Gough Road is a public highway from Buffalo Road/ State Route.33 to the subject crossing. South of the crossing, Gough Road was a private driveway to a cul-de-sac and provided access to several houses and a couple of vacant parcels. Since the Town’s snowplows had no safe place to turn around at the crossing, they would need to plow snow to the end of the private driveway. As a result, the Town of Riga has designated the private driveway portion of Gough Road as a town highway. The Town is now requesting that the crossing be designated as a public crossing.

This hearing will establish a record and enable a determination as to whether the request is in the public interest.

Parties are requested to advise the Office of Proceedings (518-457-1182) if a sign language interpreter, an assistive listening system or any other accommodations will be required to facilitate participation in this hearing. Parties who are planning to attend this hearing should confirm the day before that the hearing has not been adjourned, especially in case of inclement weather, by calling the Office of Proceedings at 518-457-1182.

Parties who wish to receive a copy of the final report that is issued in this case must send a written request to the Office of Proceedings, NYSDOT, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, New York 12232.

Original signed by RAR on 1/7/2016 ____________________________________

Chief Administrative Law Judge
Office of Proceedings