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action adequate agency amount application areas authority capital chapter Commerce Commission Commission Committee common carriers companies competition complete Congress consolidation continued coordination cost Court decision decline defense Department direct economic effect equipment established executive exemptions existing expenditures expenses facilities fact Federal freight funds Government highway important improvements increase indicated industry Interstate Commerce investment involved joint legislation less limited lines major ment miles million modes motor carriers navigation objective operating organization passenger passenger service percent period position possible present problem production promotion proposed public interest question rail railroads rates reasonable recent recommended reduced region regulation regulatory responsibility result roads routes Senate served specific TABLE tion traffic trains transportation transportation policy trend truck United waterway
Page 148 - Act to charge or receive any greater compensation in the aggregate for the transportation of passengers, or of like kind of property, under substantially similar circumstances and conditions, for a shorter than for a longer distance over the same line or route in the same direction, the shorter being included within the longer distance...
Page 29 - I know also, that laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths disclosed, and manners and opinions change with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also, and keep pace with the times.
Page 124 - When used in this section the term "rates" means rates, fares, and charges, and all classifications, regulations, and practices relating thereto. (2) In the exercise of its power to prescribe just and reasonable rates the Commission shall give due consideration, among other factors, to the effect of rates on the movement of traffic by the carrier or carriers for which the rates are prescribed...
Page 199 - The navigable waters leading into the Mississippi and St. Lawrence, and the carrying places between the same, shall be common highways, and forever free, as well to the inhabitants of the said territory, as to the citizens of the United States, and those of any other states that may be admitted into the confederacy, without any tax, impost, or duty therefor.
Page 395 - Commission shall give due consideration, among other factors, to the effect of rates on the movement of traffic by the carrier or carriers for which the rates are prescribed; to the need, in the public interest, of adequate and efficient railway transportation service at the lowest cost consistent with the furnishing of such service, and to the need of revenues sufficient to enable the carriers, under honest, economical, and efficient management to provide such service.
Page 123 - ... developing, coordinating, and preserving a national transportation system by water, highway, and rail, as well as other means, adequate to meet the needs of the commerce of the United States, of the Postal Service, and of the national defense. All of the provisions of this Act shall be administered and enforced with a view to carrying out the above declaration of policy.
Page 395 - ... the need, in the public interest, of adequate and efficient transportation service by such carriers at the lowest cost consistent with the furnishing of such service; and to the need of revenues sufficient to enable such carriers, under honest, economical, and efficient management, to provide such service.
Page 152 - ... to encourage the establishment and maintenance of reasonable charges for transportation services, without unjust discriminations, undue preferences or advantages, or unfair or destructive competitive practices...
Page 124 - In a proceeding involving competition between carriers of different modes of transportation subject to this act, the Commission, in determining whether a rate is lower than a reasonable minimum rate, shall consider the facts and circumstances attending the movement of the traffic by the carrier or carriers to which the rate is applicable.