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Page 53, at the end of section 13(4) add:

Such rates, fares, charges, classifications, regulations,
and practices shall be observed while in effect by the
carriers parties to such proceeding affected thereby, the
law of any State or the decision or order of any State
authority to the contrary notwithstanding.

Page 173, the parenthetical phrase in section 221(c) should read:

(including any motor carrier operating within the United States in the course of engaging in transportation between places in a foreign country or between a place in one foreign country and a place in another foreign country)

THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE ACT

Being the Act to Regulate Commerce as Amended
Parts I, II, III, IV, and V

[The original act to regulate commerce was enacted Feb. 4, 1887. Amendments and additions thereto are indicated in the date line of each section. The Motor Carrier Act, Aug. 9, 1935, cited in the date line of many sections in part I, made one amendment to part I, i. e., it changed the words "this Act" wherever they appeared to "this part." 49 Stat. 543.]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SHORT TITLE

Citation.

[September 18, 1940.] [49 U.S. C. §§ 27, 301,901, and 54 Stat. 899. 1001, notes.] This Act may be cited as the Interstate Commerce Act.

NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION POLICY

Policy stated.

-inherent

[September 18, 1940.] [49 U. S. C., preceding §§8 1, 54 Stat. 899. 301, 901, and 1001.] It is hereby declared to be the national transportation policy of the Congress to provide for fair and impartial regulation of all modes of transportation subject to the provisions of this Act, so administered as to recognize and preserve the inherent advantages of each; to promote safe, adequate, eco- advantages. nomical, and efficient service and foster sound economic conditions in transportation and among the several carriers; to encourage the establishment and maintenance of reasonable charges for transportation services, with- onable, out unjust discriminations, undue preferences or advantages, or unfair or destructive competitive practices; to cooperate with the several States and the duly author- with States. ized officials thereof; and to encourage fair wages and equitable working conditions;-all to the end of develop ing, coordinating, and preserving a national transportation system by water, highway, and rail, as well as other coordination. 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

etc., charges.

-cooperation

conditions.

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Such rates, fares, charges, classifications, regulations,
and practices shall be observed while in effect by the
carriers parties to such proceeding affected thereby, the
law of any State or the decision or order of any State
authority to the contrary notwithstanding.

Page 173, the parenthetical phrase in section 221(c) should read:

(including any motor carrier operating within the United States in the course of engaging in transportation between places in a foreign country or between a place in one foreign country and a place in another foreign country)

THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE ACT

Being the Act to Regulate Commerce as Amended
Parts I, II, III, IV, and V

[The original act to regulate commerce was enacted Feb. 4, 1887. Amendments and additions thereto are indicated in the date line of each section. The Motor Carrier Act, Aug. 9, 1935, cited in the date line of many sections in part I, made one amendment to part I, i. e., it changed the words "this Act" wherever they appeared to "this part." 49 Stat. 543.]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SHORT TITLE

Citation.

[September 18, 1940.] [49 U.S. C. §§ 27, 301, 901, and 34 Stat. 899. 1001, notes.] This Act may be cited as the Interstate Commerce Act.

NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION POLICY

Policy stated.

-inherent advantages.

-reasonable, etc., charges.

[September 18, 1940.] [49 U. S. C., preceding §§ 1, 54 Stat. 899. 301, 901, and 1001.] It is hereby declared to be the national transportation policy of the Congress to provide for fair and impartial regulation of all modes of transportation subject to the provisions of this Act, so administered as to recognize and preserve the inherent advantages of each; to promote safe, adequate, economical, and efficient service and foster sound economic conditions in transportation and among the several carriers; 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; to cooperate with the several States and the duly author- with States. ized officials thereof; and to encourage fair wages and equitable working conditions;-all to the end of develop-working ing, coordinating, and preserving a national transportation system by water, highway, and rail, as well as other coordination. 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

-cooperation

conditions.

Administration to carry out policy

Policy to

develop water transportation declared

41 Stat. 499

administered and enforced with a view to carrying out the above declaration of policy.

NOTE. The Transportation Act of 1958, by § 15a (3), infra, provides for competitive ratemaking between carriers of different modes of transportation.

The following constitutes the first paragraph of section 500 of the Transportation Act, 1920, approved February 28, 1920, infra: "SEC. 500. [U. S. Code, 49 U. 8. C. § 142.] It is hereby declared to be the policy of Congress to promote, encourage, and develop water transportation, service, and facilities in connection with the commerce of the United States, and to foster and preserve in full vigor both rail and water transportation."

Compare also the declaration of policy as to export rates on agricultural products, §3 (1a), and the Hoch-Smith Resolution, § 55, infra.

See also the declaration of policy with respect to assuring the sound financial condition of rail carriers and avoiding interruption of employment, preamble to § 20b.

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