49 USC: 1 et jaf»rt AQ IT S t I *»/ seq.
PUBLIC LAW 86-794-SEPT. 15, 1960
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"(1) transportation by water; "(2) transportation by the Federal Government, the signatories hereto, or any political subdivision thereof; "(3) transportation by motor vehicles employed solely in transporting school children and teachers to or from public or private schools; "(4) transportation performed in the course of an operation over a regular route, the major portion of which is outside the Metropolitan District except where a major portion of the passenger traffic begins and ends within the Metropolitan District; " (5) transportation performed by a common carrier by railroad subject to part I of the Interstate Commerce Act, as amended. '/ / I
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(b) No transportation or person, otherwise subject to this Act, shall be exempt by reason of the fact that any part (not a major part as conditionally exempted by paragraph (a)(4) of this section) of the route between points in the Metropolitan District lies outside of the Metropolitan District; provided, however, that the provisions of this title II shall not apply to transportation as specified m this section solely within the Commonwealth of Virginia and to the activities of persons engaged in such transportation, nor shall any provision of this title II be construed to infringe the exercise of any powers or the discharge of any duties conferred or imposed upon the State Corporation Commission of the Commonwealth of Virginia by the Virginia constitution. "(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (a) of this section, this Act shall apply to taxicabs and other vehicles having a seating capacity of eight passengers or less in addition to the driver thereof with respect only to (i) the rates or charges for transportation from one signatory to another within the confines of the Metropolitan District, and (ii) requirements for minimum insurance coverage. "Definitions "2. As used in this Act— " (a) The term 'carrier' means any person who engages in the transportation of passengers for hire by motor vehicle, street railroad, or other form or means of conveyance. "(b) The term 'motor vehicle' means any automobile, bus, or other vehicle propelled or drawn by mechanical or electrical power on the public streets or highways of the Metropolitan District and used for the transportation of passengers. "(c) The term 'street railways' means any streetcar, bus, or other similar vehicle propelled or drawn by electrical or mechanical power on rails and used for transportation of passengers. " (d) The term 'taxicab' means any motor vehicle for hire (other than a vehicle operated, with the approval of the Commission, between fixed termini on regular schedules) designed to carry eight persons or less, not including the driver, used for the purpose of accepting or soliciting passengers for hire in transportation subject to this Act, along the public streets and highways, as the passengers may direct. "(e) The term 'person' means any individual, firm, copartnership, corporation, company, association or joint stock association; and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee, or personal representative thereof. "General Duties of Carriers "3. I t shall be the duty of every carrier to furnish transportation subject to this Act as authorized by its certificate and to establish reasonable through routes with other carriers; to provide safe and