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104 STAT. 1304 PUBLIC LAW 101-505 —NOV. 3, 1990 this Act which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and for this purpose the provisions of this Act are declared severable. "2. In accordance with the ordinary rules for construction of interstate compacts, this Act shall be liberally construed to effectuate its purposes. "TITLE II "COMPACT REGULATORY PROVISIONS "ARTICLE XI "1. This Act shall apply to the transportation for hire by any carrier of persons between any points in the Metropolitan District, including but not limited to— "(a) as to interstate and foreign commerce, transportation performed over a regular route between a point in the Metropolitan District and a point outside the Metropolitan District if— "(i) the majority of passengers transported over that regular route are transported between points within the Metropolitan District; and "(ii) that regular route is authorized by a certificate of public convenience and necessity issued by the Interstate Commerce Commission; and "(b) the rates, charges, regulations, and minimum insurance requirements for taxicabs and other vehicles that perform a bona fide taxicab service, where the taxicab or other vehicle— "(i) has a seating capacity of 9 persons or less, including the driver; and "(ii) provides transportation from one signatory to another within the Metropolitan District. "2. Solely for the purposes of this section and section 18 of this Article— "(a) the Metropolitan District shall include that portion of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, occupied by the Baltimore- Washington International Airport; and "(b) jurisdiction of the Commission shall apply to taxicab rates, charges, regulations, and minimum insurance requirements for interstate transportation between the Baltimore- Washington International Airport and other points in the Metropolitan District, unless conducted by a taxicab licensed by the State of Maryland or a political subdivision of the State of Maryland, or operated under a contract with the State of Maryland. "3. Excluded from the application of this Act are— "(a) transportation by water, air, or rail; "(b) transportation performed by the federal government, the signatories to this Compact, or any political subdivision of the signatories; "(c) transportation performed by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; "(d) transportation by a motor vehicle employed solely in transporting teachers and school children through grade 12 to or from public or private schools;