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45 U.S. Code § 1102 - Statement of purpose

It is therefore declared to be the purpose of the Congress in this subtitle to provide for—
the removal by a date certain of the Federal Government’s obligation to subsidize the freight operations of Conrail;
transfer of Conrail commuter service responsibilities to one or more entities whose principal purpose is the provision of commuter service; and
an orderly return of Conrail freight service to the private sector.
Editorial Notes
References in Text

This subtitle, referred to in text, is subtitle E (§§ 1131–1169) of title XI of Pub. L. 97–35, Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 643, known as the Northeast Rail Service Act of 1981. For complete classification of this subtitle to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1101 of this title and Tables.