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  • § 374.101
    Discrimination prohibited.
  • § 374.103
    Notice to be printed on tickets.
  • § 374.105
    Discrimination in terminal facilities.
  • § 374.107
    Notice to be posted at terminal facilities.
  • § 374.109
    Carriers not relieved of existing obligations.
  • § 374.111
    Reports of interference with regulations.
  • § 374.113
  • § 374.201
    Prohibition against smoking on interstate passenger-carrying motor vehicles.
  • § 374.301
  • § 374.303
  • § 374.305
    Ticketing and information.
  • § 374.307
    Baggage service.
  • § 374.309
    Terminal facilities.
  • § 374.311
    Service responsibility.
  • § 374.313
  • § 374.315
    Transportation of passengers with disabilities.
  • § 374.317
    Identification—bus and driver.
  • § 374.319
    Relief from provisions.
  • § 374.401
    Minimum permissible limitations for baggage liability.
  • § 374.403
    Notice of passenger's ability to declare excess value on baggage.
  • § 374.405
    Baggage excess value declaration procedures.
  • § 374.501
  • § 374.503
  • § 374.505

Part 374

§ 374.303: Definitions.

(a) Carrier means a motor passenger common carrier.

(b) Bus means a passenger-carrying vehicle, regardless of design or seating capacity, used in a carrier's authorized operations.

(c) Facility means any structure provided by or for a carrier at or near which buses pick up or discharge passengers.

(d) Terminal means a facility operated or used by a carrier chiefly to furnish passengers transportation services and accommodations.

(e) Station means a facility, other than a terminal, operated by or for a carrier to accommodate passengers.

(f) Service means passenger transportation by bus over regular routes.

(g) Commuter service, means passenger transportation wholly between points not more than 100 airline miles apart and not involving through-bus, connecting, or interline services to or from points beyond 100 airline miles. The usual characteristics of commuter service include reduced fare, multiple-ride, and commutation tickets, and peak morning and evening operations.

(h) Baggage means property a passenger takes with him for his personal use or convenience.

(i) Restroom means a room in a bus or terminal equipped with a toilet, washbowl, soap or a reasonable alternative, mirror, wastebasket, and toilet paper.

Citation: [55 FR 11199, Mar. 27, 1990, as amended at 68 FR 56198, Sept. 30, 2003; 74 FR 2901, Jan. 16, 2009]


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