Legislative Document, Volume 11

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Page 310 - What the company is entitled to ask is a fair return upon the value of that which it employs for the public convenience. On the other hand, what the public is entitled to demand is that no more be exacted from it for the use of a public highway than the services rendered by it are reasonably worth.
Page 328 - That it shall be unlawful for any common carrier subject to the provisions of this Act to charge or receive any greater compensation in the aggregate for the transportation of passengers or of like kind of property, under substantially similar circumstances and conditions, for a shorter than for a longer distance over the same line, in the same direction, the shorter being included within the longer distance...
Page 365 - ... determine the just and reasonable rates, fares and charges to be thereafter observed and in force as the maximum to be charged for the service to be performed...
Page 340 - The President, in time of war, is empowered, through the Secretary of War, to take possession and assume control of any system or systems of transportation, or any part thereof, and to utilize the same to the exclusion, as far as may be necessary, of all other traffic thereon for the transfer or transportation of troops, war material, and equipment, or for such other purposes connected with the emergency as may be needful or desirable.
Page 362 - ... rates, fares, or charges will go into effect; and the proposed changes shall be shown by printing new schedules, or shall be plainly indicated upon the schedules in force at the time and kept...
Page 362 - In effect at the time ; nor shall any carrier refund or remit in any manner or by any device any portion of the rates, fares, and charges...
Page 369 - ... street railroad corporation are insufficient to yield reasonable compensation for .the service rendered, and are unjust...
Page 192 - ... shall be maintained and kept in repair by the railroad corporation, and the surface of the bridge and its approaches shall be maintained and kept in repair by the city or town...
Page 191 - When a highway crosses a railroad by an overhead bridge, the framework of the bridge and its abutments shall be maintained and kept in repair by the railroad company, and the roadway thereover and the approaches thereto shall be maintained and kept in repair by the municipality in which the same are situated...
Page 135 - I call the full allocated cost of service, including a fair return on the value of the property used in the service.

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