This notice clarifies existing FMCSA policies related to: (1) interstate commerce in the context of highway transportation of passengers immediately prior or subsequent to air transportation; and (2) for-hire motor carriers of passengers. Under certain conditions, motor carriers performing intrastate movements of passengers immediately before or after interstate air travel do not need FMCSA operating authority registration. However, such motor carriers are operating in interstate commerce and, unless otherwise exempt, are subject to applicable FMCSA regulations. FMCSA wants motor carriers of passenger and the public to be aware of applicable regulations and requirements. The statutes, regulations, and policies are currently in effect.
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