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REVIEW OF I.C.C. POLICIES AND

PRACTICES

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON SURFACE TRANSPORTATION

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE
UNITED STATES SENATE

NINETY-FIRST CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

REVIEW OF THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

POLICIES AND PRACTICES:

JUNE 24 AND 25, 1969

Serial No. 91-16

Printed for the use of the Committee on Commerce

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1969

32-102

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE

WARREN G. MAGNUSON, Washington, Chairman JOHN O. PASTORE, Rhode Island

NORRIS COTTON, New Hampshire VANCE HARTKE, Indiana

HUGH SCOTT, Pennsylvania PHILIP A. HART, Michigan

WINSTON L. PROUTY, Vermont HOWARD W. CANNON, Nevada

JAMES B. PEARSON, Kansas RUSSELL B. LONG, Louisiana

ROBERT P. GRIFFIN, Michigan FRANK E. MOSS, Utah

CLIFFORD P. HANSEN, Wyoming ERNEST F. HOLLINGS, South Carolina HOWARD H. BAKER, JR., Tennessee DANIEL K. INOUYE, Hawaii

CHARLES E. GOODELL, New York
JOSEPH D. TYDINGS, Maryland
WILLIAM B. SPONG, JR., Virginia

FREDERICK J. LORDAN, Staj Director
MICHAEL PERTSCHUK, General Counsel
STANLEY H. BARER, Transportation Counsel
A. DANIEL O'NEAL, Surface Transportation Counsel
ARTHUR PANKOPF, Jr., Minority Staff Director

J. PAUL MOLLOY, Minority Staf Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE ON SURFACE TRANSPORTATION

VANCE HARTKE, Indiana, Chairman HOWARD W. CANNON, Nevada

WINSTON L. PROUTY, Vermont FRANK E. MOSS, Utah

HUGH SCOTT, Pennsylvania ERNEST F. HOLLINGS, South Carolina JAMES B. PEARSON, Kansas RUSSELL B. LONG, Louisiana

CLIFFORD P. HANSEN, Wyoming JOSEPH D. TYDINGS, Maryland

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TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 1969

U.S. SENATE,

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE,
SUBCOMMITTEE ON SURFACE TRANSPORTATION,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 10:40 a.m., in room 5110, New Senate Office Building, Senator Vance Hartke (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.

Present: Senators Hartke, Prouty, Pearson, and Hansen. Senator HARTKE. Good morning, everyone. Full house. Good morning, Chairman Brown; good morning, Vice Chairman Stafford, Commissioner Jackson, Commissioner

. Tierney, Commissioner Murphy, Commissioner Tuggle, Commissioner Hardin, Commissioner Deason, Commissioner Walrath, Commissioner Bush, and Commissioner Burke.

OPENING STATEMENT BY THE CHAIRMAN

These hearings are a first step in what will be a continuing interest of this subcommittee in insuring that the public's interest in an efficient and economical surface transportation system is being well served by the Interstate Commerce Commission. Every citizen of the United States is affected on a daily basis by the manner in which the ICC regulates those carriers under its jurisdiction.

Transportation costs are reflected in the costs of virtually every item purchased by the consumers of this country. The quality of transportation service enhances or detracts from the quality of every citizen's life.

Congress has a responsibility to the electorate to consider on behalf of the citizenry whether the agencies of the Federal Government are operating in a manner responsive to the best interests of the public.

We would be abdicating our responsibility and contributing to our present transportation problems if we did not find answers to such basic questions as: “Is the system as presently constituted working ?" "If not, what must be done to improve the system?" "Is there a better system ?” These questions are not of concern just to citizens who publicly express dissatisfaction. I am convinced that every person in this Nation wants answers to these questions about all the operations of the Government, including agencies such as the ICC.

We intend to carry on a continuing review of Interstate Commerce Commission policies and practices. In this way, the Congress can be of some assistance not only to the public, but also perhaps to the agency itself.

Staff member assigned to this hearing : A. Daniel O'Neal.

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