46 U.S. Code § 55117 - Great Lakes rail route

Section 55102 of this title does not apply to the transportation of merchandise loaded on a railroad car or to a motor vehicle with or without a trailer, and with its passengers or contents when accompanied by the operator, when the railroad car or motor vehicle is transported in a railroad car ferry operated between fixed terminals on the Great Lakes as part of a rail route, if—
(1) the car ferry is owned by a common carrier by water and operated as part of a rail route with the approval of the Surface Transportation Board;
(2) the stock of the common carrier by water, or its predecessor, was owned or controlled by a common carrier by rail prior to June 5, 1920;
(3) the stock of the common carrier owning the car ferry is, with the approval of the Board, now owned or controlled by a common carrier by rail; and
(4) the car ferry is built in and documented under the laws of the United States.


(Pub. L. 109–304, § 8(c),Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1640.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
46 App.:883 (5th proviso).
June 5, 1920, ch. 250, § 27, as added Apr. 11, 1935, ch. 58, 49 Stat. 154.

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