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[74 Stat. 383]
PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960

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PUBLIC LAW 86-615-JULY 12, 1960

operations without requiring further proof that public convenience and necessity will be served thereby, and without further proceeding, if application for such certificate is made as provided herein on or before December 31, 1960: Provided, however, That common carriers of passengers by motor vehicle shall as a condition precedent to the establishment of rights hereunder show compliance with the applicable acts of the Territory of Alaska, and the rules and regulations of the Alaska Bus Commission. Pending the determination of any such application the continuance of such operation without a certificate shall be lawful. Applications for certificates under this paragraph shall be made to the Commission in writing, and in such form, contain such information, and be accompanied by proof of service upon such interested parties as the Commission shall require." SEC. 2. Section 209(a) of the Interstate Commerce Act, as amended (49 U.S.C. 309(a)), is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraphs: "(4) Subject to the provisions of section 210, any contract carrier by motor vehicle which, on the date this paragraph takes effect, is the holder of a permit or permits described in paragraph (2) of this subsection or issued under paragraph (3) of this subsection or under section 209(b), authorizing transportation by motor vehicle between laces in the United States of passengers or property in commerce etween the United States and the Territory of Alaska, and on August 26, 1958, it or its predecessor in interest was engaged in the transportation of passengers or property as a contract carrier by motor vehicle between places in the United States and places in Alaska, and such operations have been continued since that time (or if engaged in the furnishing of seasonal service only, was engaged in such operations in the year 1958 during the season ordinarily covered by its operations, and such operations have not been discontinued), except m either instance as to interruptions of service over which the carrier or its predecessor in interest had no control, shall be issued a permit authorizing transportation to or from the points or areas in Alaska served by it, from or to all points in the other States of the United States designated in the above-mentioned permit or permits held by the carrier, of passengers or the class or classes of commodities specified therein, to the extent that under the said permit or permits the carrier, prior to the date of admission of Alaska into the Union, was authorized to perform within the United States all transportation required for through motor vehicle transportation by the carrier to or from places in the Territory of Alaska, without further proceedings, if application for such permit is made to the Commission as provided herein on or before December 31, 1960. Pending the determination of such application, the continuance of such operation without a permit shall be lawful. Applications for permits under this paragraph shall be made in writing to the Commission and shall be in such form and contain such information and be accompanied by proof of service upon such interested parties as shall be required by the Commission. "(5) Subject to the provisions of section 210, if any person (or his predecessor in interest) was in operation on August 26, 1958, over any route or routes, or in any area or areas, as a contract carrier engaged in the transportation in interstate or foreign commerce of passengers or property by motor vehicle between places in the Territory of Alaska, and has so operated in Alaska since that time (or if engaged in furnishing seasonal service only, was engaged in such operations in the year 1958 during the season ordinarily covered by its operations and such operations have not been discontinued), except in either instance as to interruptions of service over which such person or his predecessor in interest had no control, a permit shall be

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