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Chapter 391

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  391.070.  Transfers and service to be fixed by division of motor carrier and railroad safety. — 1.  Whenever the division of motor carrier and railroad safety shall be of the opinion, after a hearing had upon its own motion or upon complaint, that the practices and service and the rules and regulations affecting the same of any street railroad corporation are, as to transportation upon the street surface railroads of said corporation by use of transfers given to each passenger paying one single fare, unjust and unreasonable either as to persons transported upon such street surface railroads or as to any such street railroad corporation, the division shall determine and prescribe by order the just and reasonable service and rules and regulations affecting the same thereafter to be maintained and observed by said street railroad corporation

  (1)  As to the distance over which a passenger shall by such transfer be transported by it upon said street surface railroads for a single fare;

  (2)  The number of successive transfers to be given by it to a passenger paying one single fare for transportation over said street surface railroads; and

  (3)  As to the prompt use by each passenger of such transfer given him for one single fare paid by him in making his continuous trip over said street surface railroads.

  2.  And it shall thereupon be the duty of every such street railroad corporation to obey each requirement of every such order served upon it and do everything necessary and proper in order to secure compliance with and observance of every such order by all of its officers, agents and employees.

  3.  Until and except as the motor carrier and railroad safety division of the department of economic development shall otherwise prescribe as to any street railroad corporation or corporations pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, every street surface railroad corporation entering into a contract with another such corporation shall carry or permit any other party thereto to carry between any two points on the railroads or portion thereof embraced in such contract any passenger desiring to make one continuous trip between such points for one single fare, not higher than the fare lawfully chargeable by either of such corporations for an adult passenger.  Every such corporation shall, upon demand, and without extra charge, give to each passenger paying one single fare a transfer entitling such passenger to one continuous trip to any point or portion of any railroad embraced in such contract, to the end that public convenience may be promoted by the operation of the railroads embraced in such contract substantially as a single railroad with a single rate of fare.

  4.  For every refusal to comply with the requirements of subsection 3, the corporation so refusing shall forfeit one hundred dollars, fifty dollars of which shall be paid to the aggrieved party and fifty dollars paid to the public school fund of the state.  The provisions of subsection 3 shall only apply to railroads wholly within the limits of any one incorporated city or village.


(RSMo 1939 § 5623)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 5167; 1919 § 10456


Division of motor carrier and railroad safety abolished, duties and functions transferred to highways and transportation commission and department of transportation, 226.008

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