45 U.S. Code § 1017 - Temporary operating approval

(a) Use of tracks and facilities by other rail carriers; terms of compensation; continuation of service
The Commission may authorize any rail carrier willing to do so voluntarily to use the tracks and facilities of a carrier which, on January 14, 1983, was the subject of a proceeding pending under section 77 of the Bankruptcy Act or under subchapter IV of chapter 11 of title 11. The use of such tracks and facilities shall be under such terms of compensation as the carriers establish between themselves, or if the carriers are unable to agree, under such terms of compensation as the Commission finds to be reasonable. The Commission shall have authority to authorize continued rail service under this section over the lines of any such carrier which has been ordered by the court having jurisdiction over such a carrier to liquidate its properties until the disposition of the properties of the estate of such carrier.
(b) Use of employees
In carrying out the provisions of this section, the Commission shall require, to the maximum extent practicable, the use of the employees who would normally have performed work in connection with the traffic subject to the action of the Commission.

Source

(Pub. L. 96–254, title I, § 122,May 30, 1980, 94 Stat. 409; Pub. L. 97–130, § 5(a),Dec. 29, 1981, 95 Stat. 1690; Pub. L. 97–468, title II, § 214,Jan. 14, 1983, 96 Stat. 2545.)
References in Text

Section 77 of the Bankruptcy Act, referred to in subsec. (a), was classified to section 205 of former Title 11, Bankruptcy. The Bankruptcy Act (act July 1, 1898, ch. 541, 30 Stat. 544, as amended) was repealed effective Oct. 1, 1979, by Pub. L. 95–598, §§ 401(a), 402 (a),Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2682, section 101 of which enacted revised Title 11. For current provisions relating to railroad reorganization, see subchapter IV (§ 1161 et seq.) of chapter 11 of Title 11.
Amendments

1983—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 97–468, § 214(a), substituted “a carrier which, on January 14, 1983, was the subject of a proceeding pending under section 77 of the Bankruptcy Act or under subchapter IV of chapter 11 of title 11” for “the Rock Island Railroad or the Milwaukee Railroad”, and in last sentence substituted “any such carrier which has been ordered by the court having jurisdiction over such a carrier to liquidate its properties until the disposition of the properties of the estate of such carrier” for “the Rock Island Railroad until the disposition of the properties of the estate of the Rock Island Railroad”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 97–468, § 214(b), struck out subsec. (c) which defined “Milwaukee Railroad”.
1981—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 97–130gave the Commission authority to authorize continued rail service under this section over the lines of the Rock Island Railroad until the disposition of the properties of the estate of the Rock Island Railroad.
Abolition of Interstate Commerce Commission and Transfer of Functions

Interstate Commerce Commission abolished and functions of Commission transferred, except as otherwise provided in Pub. L. 104–88, to Surface Transportation Board effective Jan. 1, 1996, by section 702 of Title 49, Transportation, and section 101 ofPub. L. 104–88, set out as a note under section 701 of Title 49. References to Interstate Commerce Commission deemed to refer to Surface Transportation Board, a member or employee of the Board, or Secretary of Transportation, as appropriate, see section 205 ofPub. L. 104–88, set out as a note under section 701 of Title 49.
Termination of Applicability of Amendment to Interstate Commerce Service Order 1498 on May 15, 1982

Pub. L. 97–130, § 5(b),Dec. 29, 1981, 95 Stat. 1691, provided that: “The applicability of the amendment made by subsection (a) [amending subsec. (a) of this section] to Interstate Commerce Commission Service Order 1498 shall expire at the end of May 15, 1982.”

 

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