49 U.S. Code § 15101 - Transportation policy
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(a) In General.— To ensure the development, coordination, and preservation of a transportation system that meets the transportation needs of the United States, including the national defense, it is the policy of the United States Government to oversee the modes of transportation and in overseeing those modes—
(3) to encourage sound economic conditions in transportation, including sound economic conditions among carriers;
(4) to encourage the establishment and maintenance of reasonable rates for transportation without unreasonable discrimination or unfair or destructive competitive practices;
Source(Added Pub. L. 104–88, title I, § 106(a),Dec. 29, 1995, 109 Stat. 921; amended Pub. L. 105–102, § 2(13),Nov. 20, 1997, 111 Stat. 2205.)
Historical and Revision Notes
Pub. L. 105–102
This amends 49:15101(a) to correct a grammatical error.
Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in section 10101 of this title prior to the general amendment of this subtitle by Pub. L. 104–88, § 102(a).
1997—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105–102struck out “of” after “Government to oversee”.
Chapter effective Jan. 1, 1996, except as otherwise provided in Pub. L. 104–88, see section 2 ofPub. L. 104–88, set out as a note under section 701 of this title.
Pub. L. 104–88, title I, § 106(b),Dec. 29, 1995, 109 Stat. 932, provided that: “Within 3 years after the effective date of this Act [Jan. 1, 1996, except as otherwise provided, see Effective Date note set out under section 701 of this title], the Comptroller General shall transmit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives a report regarding the impact of regulations under part C [of subtitle IV] of title 49, United States Code, on the competitiveness of pipelines and recommend whether to continue, revise, or sunset such regulations. Congress shall take into account the findings of this report when considering the Board’s [Surface Transportation Board] reauthorization.”