A Guide to the Interstate Commerce Commission Minutes, 1925
Established by the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887, the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) regulated the rates and services of carriers transporting passengers or freight from state to state. Created to fight growing railroad monopolies, its jurisdiction was later extended to include trucking, pipelines, and more. By the 1970s, trucking had turned interstate transport into a model of efficiency, causing the Carter administration to eliminate most of the ICC’s power. In December 1995, the ICC was abolished and replaced by the Surface Transportation Board.
Gordon, John Steele. “R.I.P., ICC.” American Heritage Vol. 47, Issue 3 (1996): 22-23.
Comprising a transcript and an application, the Interstate Commerce Commission Minutes, 1925, concern the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway Company’s requests to build a rail line from Edinburg to Harlingen, Texas, and to extend its line from Falfurrias to the Mexican border. The application details the company’s plan, and the transcript documents testimony at an ICC hearing for the request.
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Interstate Commerce Commission Meeting Minutes, 1925, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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