In the summer of 1995 the House and Senate tried to zero-fund the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) for fiscal year 1995. In a compromise to salvage something, the Congress only cut the budget of the ICC to a third. In the meantime, many employees had been retired or left the agency for other reasons, and the staff size had gotten smaller. In order to accommodate the ICC with a one-third budget, the Congress enacted the Trucking Industry Regulatory Reform Act (TIRRA) which largely did away with what was left of truck regulation by the ICC. This paper discusses the continuing role of the ICC in transportation regulation. Some ideas presented include the establishment of a National Transportation Commission; and folding the ICC and Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) into the Department of Transportation (DOT).

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    • Additional remarks were prepared and made by Paul H. Lamboley and Gregory S. Walden. These proceedings, Volume 8 of the TRF 36th Annual Conference, were funded for publication by the UPS Foundation.
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  • Publication Date: 1994


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  • Accession Number: 00728797
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  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 8
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  • Created Date: Nov 13 1996 12:00AM