Pennsylvania R. Co. v. United States
323 U.S. 588 (1945)

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Pennsylvania R. Co. v. United States, 323 U.S. 588 (1945)

Pennsylvania Railroad Co. v. United States

No. 182

Argued January 11, 1945

Decided January 29, 1945

323 U.S. 588

Syllabus

1. Section 15(4)(b) of the Interstate Commerce Act empowers the Interstate Commerce Commission to establish a through route which would require a carrier to short-haul itself where such route is needed in order to provide "adequate, and more efficient or more economic, transportation." Held that, in determining whether the proposed through route is needed in order to provide "adequate, and more efficient or more economic, transportation," the Commission may consider the interests of the shipper as well as those of the carrier. P. 323 U. S. 592.

2. The order of the Interstate Commerce Commission requiring the establishment of through routes was supported by the findings and the evidence. P. 323 U. S. 593.

54 F.Supp. 381 affirmed.

Appeal from a decree of a district court of three judges refusing to set aside an order of the Interstate Commerce Commission, 255 I.C.C. 333.

Page 323 U. S. 589

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