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§ 9-401. Passenger, property, and freight transportation demands

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic Utilities

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Utilities (Refs & Annos)
Division I. Public Services and Utilities [Titles 1-15] (Refs & Annos)
Title 9. Carrier Companies (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Commission Provisions on Railroad Companies (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 9-401
Formerly cited as MD PUBLIC UTIL COMP § 9-401
§ 9-401. Passenger, property, and freight transportation demands
Required cars and motive power
(a) Unless the Commission orders otherwise, a railroad company shall have sufficient cars and motive power to meet all requirements that reasonably may be anticipated to transport passengers, property, and freight.
Failure to have sufficient cars
(b)(1) If a railroad company does not have sufficient cars to meet the demand to transport freight in carload lots, the railroad company shall distribute available cars to shippers that apply.
(2) Except for giving priority to transporting livestock or perishable property, a railroad company may not discriminate in any way, including preferences as to shippers, localities, or competitive or noncompetitive points, when supplying cars under this section.


Added by Acts 1998, c. 8, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1998.
Formerly Art. 78, § 36.
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 9-401, MD PUBLIC UTIL § 9-401
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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