United States v. Capital Transit Co.,
325 U.S. 357 (1945)

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United States v. Capital Transit Co., 325 U.S. 357 (1945)

United States v. Capital Transit Co.

No. 663

Argued April 30, 1945

Decided May 28, 1945

325 U.S. 357


1. The Interstate Commerce Commission's finding, supported by evidence, that application of the Motor Carrier Act to the transportation of passengers between the District of Columbia and Government installations in nearby Virginia was necessary to carry out the national transportation policy, wherefore the transportation was within an exception to the commercial zone exemption prescribed by § 203(b)(8), justified the exercise of jurisdiction over such transportation, including the rates thereof, by the Commission. P. 325 U. S. 360.

2. The Interstate Commerce Commission's findings, supported by evidence, justify its order, under the Motor Carrier Act, prescribing fares for interstate transportation by a company which operates streetcars and buses as an integrated unit in such interstate service, and prescribing joint fares for interstate transportation furnished by such company and participating bus lines. P. 325 U. S. 362.

3. Though some passengers paid a combination of two rates, one for travel wholly within the District, the other for travel between the District and Virginia, and the journey from their residences to Virginia and return was made in two segments, the total interstate trip was nevertheless on a "through route." P. 325 U. S. 363.

56 F.Supp. 670 reversed.

Appeal from a decree of a district court of three judges which set aside an order of the Interstate Commerce Commission.

Page 325 U. S. 358

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