Georgia Ry. & Power Co. v. College Park
262 U.S. 441 (1923)

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Georgia Ry. & Power Co. v. College Park, 262 U.S. 441 (1923)

Georgia Railway & Power Company v. College Park

No. 464

Argued April 24, 25, 1923

Decided June 4, 1923

262 U.S. 441


1. A state statute extending the limits of a city and construed as having the effect of rendering applicable to the added territory maximum street railway rates fixed by an earlier contract between the city and the street railway company impairs the obligation of the contract by adding to its burdens. P. 442. Georgia Ry. & Power Co. v. Decatur, ante 262 U. S. 432.

2. A contract of a street railway company with a city to carry passengers for a fare not greater than a stated maximum does not oblige it to issue free transfers. Id.

3. A contract of a street railway company with a city fixing a maximum fare for passage from that city to another city construed in accordance with the practice of the parties, as applying to passage between the cities in either direction. Id.

153 Ga. 329 reversed; certiorari denied.

Error to a decree of the Supreme Court of Georgia affirming a decree for the City of College Park in its suit to enforce compliance with a contract fixing street railway fares.

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