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The DC Code: § 9-1113.01 Acquisition of bus companies; franchise cancelled; charter bus service by Authority; corporate status of D.C. Transit System, Inc.

Index9 Transportation Systems. (Refs & Annos)
a
Based on the findings set forth in § 2 of this Act, it is the sense of the Congress that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (hereafter in this subchapter referred to as the "Transit Authority") should initiate negotiations as soon as possible with the ownership of D.C. Transit System, Incorporated (and its subsidiary, the Washington, Virginia, and Maryland Coach Company), the Alexandria, Barcroft, and Washington Transit Company, and the WMA Transit Company for acquisition by the Transit Authority of capital stock or facilities, plant, equipment, real and personal property of such bus companies of whatever nature, whether owned directly or indirectly, used or useful for mass transportation by bus of passengers within the Washington metropolitan area. It is further the sense of the Congress that representatives of the Transit Authority should participate in any labor contract negotiations undertaken prior to acquisition by the Transit Authority of such bus companies.
b
The franchise to operate a system of mass transportation of passengers for hire granted to D.C. Transit System, Incorporated, by the Act of July 24, 1956 (70 Stat. 598) is hereby canceled, effective upon the date immediately preceding the date on which the Transit Authority acquires the transit facilities of D.C. Transit System, Incorporated.
c
(1) The Transit Authority, and any transit company owned or controlled by the Transit Authority, may operate charter service by bus in accordance with Title III of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Regulation Compact only between any point within the transit zone and any point in the State of Maryland or Virginia, or a point within 250 miles of the Zero Mile Stone located on the Ellipse.
2
For the purposes of this subsection, the term "transit zone" means the area designated in § 3 of Title III of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Regulation Compact.
d
(1) D.C. Transit System, Incorporated, a corporation of the District of Columbia, may:
A
Continue to exist as such a corporation and amend its charter in any manner provided under the laws of the District of Columbia;
B
Avail itself of the provisions of Chapter 3 of Title 29 in respect to a change of its name; and
C
Become incorporated or reincorporated in any manner provided under the laws of the District of Columbia.
2
Nothing in this Act shall be construed so as to cause or require the corporate dissolution of D.C. Transit System, Incorporated.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 1-2471. 1973 Ed., § 1-1461. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 18-378, in subsec. (d)(1)(B), substituted "Chapter 3 of Title 29" for "Chapter 1 of Title 29" . Legislative History of Laws Law 18-378, the "District of Columbia Official Code Title 29 (Business Organizations) Enactment Act of 2009", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 18-500, which was referred to the Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 7, 2010, and December 21, 2010, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on February 27, 2011, it was assigned Act No. 18-724 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 18-378 became effective on July 2, 2011. References in Text "This Act," referred to in subsections (a) and (d)(2), is the Act of October 21, 1972, 86 Stat. 1001, Pub. L. 92-517. DC CODE § 9-1113.01 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Oct. 21, 1972, 86 Stat. 1001, Pub. L. 92-517, title I, § 102; July 2, 2011, D.C. Law 18-378, § 3(c), 58 DCR 1720.)