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The DC Code: § 9-1201.10 Railroad sidings south of Virginia and Maryland Avenues authorized.

Index9 Transportation Systems. (Refs & Annos)

It shall be the duty of the Council of the District of Columbia, and it is hereby authorized and empowered, whenever it considers it a public benefit, to grant the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Company permission to lay, maintain, and use sidetracks and sidings from the main line or lines of said railroad into any real estate in the said city abutting on the streets or avenues on which such line of such company is or may be situated, east of Four-and-a-half Street and south of Virginia and Maryland Avenues, which may be used or occupied for manufacturing, commercial, or other business purposes by parties desiring the use of such facilities. Such sidetracks or sidings shall be laid and maintained under the direction of the Mayor of the District of Columbia and in such manner as shall least obstruct the use of the public streets for ordinary purposes: Provided, that the right to revoke the use of said sidetracks or sidings is reserved to Congress.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 7-1410. 1973 Ed., § 7-1210. Change in Government This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 402(174) of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to the District of Columbia Council, subject to the right of the Commissioner as provided in § 406 of the Plan. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 (D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act (D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section. DC CODE § 9-1201.10 Current through December 11, 2012


(Jan. 19, 1891, 26 Stat. 719, ch. 76, § 2.)