Regulation of Alaska Railroad: Hearing ... Eighty-seventh Congress, Second Session on S. 2413, a Bill to Provide for Economic Regulation of the Alaska Railroad Under the Interstate Commerce Act, and for Other Purposes. June 25, 1962

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1962 - 46 pages
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Considers S. 2413, to authorize ICC regulation of Alaska Railroad freight and transportation rates.

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Page 3 - Program was initiated in 1948 by the Secretary of the Treasury, the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, and the Comptroller General, and was given statutory authorization in the Budget and Accounting Procedures Act of 1950.
Page 4 - Commission is hereby authorized to deliver said property to such officers or persons as the President may designate, and to take credit therefor at such percentage of its original cost as the President may approve, but this amount shall not be charged against the fund provided for in this act.
Page 3 - ... transportation of passengers and property, and to perform generally all the usual duties of a common carrier by railroad; to make and establish rules and 'regulations for the control and operation of said railroad or railroads; in his discretion, to lease the said railroad or railroads, or any portion thereof, including telegraph and telephone lines, after completion under such terms as he may deem proper, but no lease...
Page 2 - President is hereby authorized and empowered to employ such officers, agents, or agencies as may in his discretion be necessary to enable him to carry out the purposes herein specified, and to authorize and require such officers, agents, or agencies to perform any and all of the duties imposed upon him by the provisions hereof.
Page 3 - Alaska in accordance with the laws now or hereafter in force there ; to acquire rights of way, terminal grounds, and all other rights; to purchase or otherwise acquire all necessary equipment for the construction and operation of such railroad or railroads; to build or otherwise acquire docks, wharves, terminal facilities, and all structures needed for the equipment and operation of such railroad or railroads; to fix, change, or modify rates for the transportation of passengers and...
Page 20 - ... and (3) that in carrying out its duties under section 20 of the Interstate Commerce Act, as amended, the Commission shall consider the needs of the Comptroller General of the United States, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, and the Secretary of the Interior pursuant to provisions of law with respect to the accounting, auditing, financial reporting, and budgetary requirements of such railroad or railroads.
Page 3 - Alaska, and with a coal field or fields so as best to aid in the development of the agricultural and mineral or other resources of Alaska, and the settlement of the public lands therein, and so as to provide transportation of coal for the Army and Navy, transportation of troops, arms, munitions of war, the mails, and for other governmental and public uses, and for the transportation of passengers and property...
Page 2 - An Act to authorize the President of the United States to locate, construct, and operate railroads in the Territory of Alaska, and for other purposes", approved March 12, 1914 (38 Stat.
Page 30 - ... railroads, telegraph and telephone lines to the extent of one hundred feet on either side of the center line of any such road and twenty-five feet on either side of the center line of any such telegraph or telephone lines, and the President may, in such manner as he deems advisable, make reservation of such lands as are or may be useful for furnishing materials for construction and for stations, terminals, docks, and for such other purposes in connection with the construction and operation of...
Page 30 - The President Is hereby authorized to withdraw, locate, and dispose of, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, such area or areas of the public domain along the line or lines of such proposed railroad or railroads for townsite purposes as he mny from time to time designate.

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