Annual Report of the Interstate Commerce Commission, Volume 69

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Page 186 - Act of 1949, as amended; (5) procure services as authorized by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (5 USC 55a), at rates not to exceed $100 per diem for individuals...
Page 187 - An Act to promote the safety of employees and travelers upon railroads by compelling common carriers engaged in interstate commerce to equip their cars with automatic couplers and continuous brakes, and their locomotives with driving-wheel brakes, and for other purposes...
Page 126 - That nothing in this act shall prevent the carriage, storage, or handling of property free or at reduced rates for the United States, State, or municipal governments...
Page 55 - ... part of the general steam-railroad system of transportation now or hereafter operated by any other motive power. The Interstate Commerce Commission is hereby authorized and directed upon request of the Board or upon complaint of any party interested to determine after hearing whether any line operated by electric power falls within the terms of this proviso. The term "employer...
Page 186 - USC 36, 37), to investigate, test experimentally, and report on the use and need of any appliances or systems intended to promote the safety of railway operation...
Page 108 - ... upon any persons who shall hereafter, by extreme daring, endanger their own lives in saving, or endeavoring to save, lives from any wreck, disaster, or grave accident, or in preventing or endeavoring to prevent such wreck, disaster or grave accident, upon any railroad within the United States engaged in interstate commerce...
Page 124 - I of the act. 5. We recommend that section 20a (2) requiring authorization by the Commission of the issuance of securities by certain common carriers and other corporations, be amended by including any contract for the purchase or lease of equipment not to be fully performed within 1 year from the date of the contract.
Page 124 - After this section takes effect it shall be unlawful for any officer or director of any carrier subject to this Act to receive for his own benefit, directly or indirectly, any money or thing of value in respect of negotiation, hypothecation, or sale of any securities issued or to be issued by such carrier, or to share in any of the proceeds thereof, or to participate in the making or paying of any dividends of such carriers from any funds properly included in capital account.
Page 141 - Such application shall not be heard or determined before at least five days notice of the hearing has been given to the Attorney General and to such other persons as may be defendants in the suit : Provided, That if of opinion that irreparable loss or damage would result to the petitioner unless a temporary restraining order is granted, the judge to whom the application is made may grant such temporary restraining order at any time before the hearing and determination of the application...
Page 50 - Our function in the prevention of commercial vehicle accidents is of vital importance. It is unique, and it complements but does not duplicate the activities of the States in the attainment of the objective of safety on the highways. We deal with basic accident cause factors peculiar to highway transportation, which only a Federal Government agency can effectively control through examination of records and properties of carriers at places located outside the jurisdiction of the States through which...

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