49 U.S.C. § 10102 : US Code - Section 10102: Definitions

Search 49 U.S.C. § 10102 : US Code - Section 10102: Definitions

      In this part - 
        (1) "Board" means the Surface Transportation Board;
        (2) "car service" includes (A) the use, control, supply,
      movement, distribution, exchange, interchange, and return of
      locomotives, cars, other vehicles, and special types of equipment
      used in the transportation of property by a rail carrier, and (B)
      the supply of trains by a rail carrier;
        (3) "control", when referring to a relationship between
      persons, includes actual control, legal control, and the power to
      exercise control, through or by (A) common directors, officers,
      stockholders, a voting trust, or a holding or investment company,
      or (B) any other means;
        (4) "person", in addition to its meaning under section 1 of
      title 1, includes a trustee, receiver, assignee, or personal
      representative of a person;
        (5) "rail carrier" means a person providing common carrier
      railroad transportation for compensation, but does not include
      street, suburban, or interurban electric railways not operated as
      part of the general system of rail transportation;
        (6) "railroad" includes - 
          (A) a bridge, car float, lighter, ferry, and intermodal
        equipment used by or in connection with a railroad;
          (B) the road used by a rail carrier and owned by it or
        operated under an agreement; and
          (C) a switch, spur, track, terminal, terminal facility, and a
        freight depot, yard, and ground, used or necessary for
        transportation;

        (7) "rate" means a rate or charge for transportation;
        (8) "State" means a State of the United States and the District
      of Columbia;
        (9) "transportation" includes - 
          (A) a locomotive, car, vehicle, vessel, warehouse, wharf,
        pier, dock, yard, property, facility, instrumentality, or
        equipment of any kind related to the movement of passengers or
        property, or both, by rail, regardless of ownership or an
        agreement concerning use; and
          (B) services related to that movement, including receipt,
        delivery, elevation, transfer in transit, refrigeration, icing,
        ventilation, storage, handling, and interchange of passengers
        and property; and

        (10) "United States" means the States of the United States and
      the District of Columbia.