49 U.S. Code § 10721 - Government traffic

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A rail carrier providing transportation or service for the United States Government may transport property or individuals for the United States Government without charge or at a rate reduced from the applicable commercial rate. Section 6101 (b) to (d) of title 41 does not apply when transportation for the United States Government can be obtained from a rail carrier lawfully operating in the area where the transportation would be provided.


(Added Pub. L. 104–88, title I, § 102(a),Dec. 29, 1995, 109 Stat. 819; amended Pub. L. 111–350, § 5(o)(4),Jan. 4, 2011, 124 Stat. 3853.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 10721,Pub. L. 95–473, Oct. 17, 1978, 92 Stat. 1383; Pub. L. 96–454, § 10(b),Oct. 15, 1980, 94 Stat. 2022; Pub. L. 103–272, § 5(m)(22),July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 1378, related to Government traffic, prior to the general amendment of this subtitle by Pub. L. 104–88, § 102(a). See sections 10721, 13712, and 15504 of this title.

2011—Pub. L. 111–350substituted “Section 6101 (b) to (d) of title 41” for “Section 3709 of the Revised Statutes (41 U.S.C. 5)”.

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