|FMCSA Rule: Elimination of Route Designation Requirement for Motor Carriers|
|DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [4910-EX-P]
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
49 CFR Parts 356, 365, and 374
[Docket No. FMCSA-2008-0235]
Elimination of Route Designation Requirement for Motor Carriers Transporting Passengers over Regular Routes
AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: FMCSA discontinues the administrative requirement that applicants seeking for-hire authority to transport passengers over regular routes submit a detailed description and a map of the route(s) over which they propose to operate. The Agency will register such carriers as regular-route carriers without requiring the designation of specific regular routes and fixed end-points. Once motor carriers have obtained regular-route, for-hire operating authority from FMCSA, they will no longer need to seek additional FMCSA approval in order to change or add routes. Each registered regular-route motor carrier of passengers will continue to be subject to the full safety oversight and enforcement programs of FMCSA and its State and local partners.
DATES: This rule is effective [Insert date 60 days after date of publication in the FEDERAL REGISTER]. The compliance date for this rule is [Insert date 180 days after date of publication in the FEDERAL REGISTER].
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