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—
(1) to recognize and preserve the inherent advantage of each mode of transportation;
(2) to promote safe, adequate, economical, and efficient transportation;
(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;
(5) to cooperate with each State and the officials of each State on transportation matters; and
(6) to encourage fair wages and working conditions in the transportation industry.
(b) Administration To Carry Out Policy.— This part shall be administered and enforced to carry out the policy of this section.


(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.
Prior Provisions

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”.
Effective Date

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.
GAO Report

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.”


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