State Railroad Commissions: Ten Years' Working of the Massachusetts Railroad Commission

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Railroad Gazette, 1880 - Railroads and state - 72 pages

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Page 68 - State as to the manner in which they are operated, with reference to the security and accommodation of the public...
Page 48 - In all controversies, civil or criminal, the rates of fares and freights established by said Commission shall be deemed conclusively just and reasonable, and in any action against such corporation or company for damages sustained by charging excessive rates, the plaintiff, in addition to the actual damage, may, in the discretion of the Judge or jury, recover exemplary damages.
Page 48 - ... and other transportation companies, to send for persons and papers, to administer oaths, take testimony, and punish for contempt of their orders and processes, in the same manner and to the same extent as Courts of record, and enforce their decisions and correct abuses through the medium of the Courts.
Page 47 - ... and as nearly equal in population as practicable ; in each of which, one judge of the court of common pleas for said district, and residing therein, shall be elected by the electors of said subdivision.
Page 49 - The Legislature shall have power, by a twothirds vote of all the members elected to each house, to remove any one or more of said Commissioners from office, for dereliction of duty, or corruption, or incompetency...
Page 57 - Before proceeding to make such examination in accordance with such application or petition, said Commissioners shall give to the petitioners and the corporation reasonable notice in writing of the time and place of entering upon the same.
Page 64 - Board shall give notice and information, in writing, to the corporation of the improvements and changes which they deem to be proper...
Page 9 - ... the actual working of the system of railroad transportation in its bearing upon the business and prosperity of the state...
Page 47 - Said commission shall have the power to establish rates of charges for the transportation of passengers and freight by railroads and other transportation companies, and no railroad or other transportation company shall charge or demand or collect or receive a greater or less or different compensation for such transportation...

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