CHAPTER 473

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION

RELATING TO RAIL SERVICE ON THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD BETWEEN WILMINGTON, DELAWARE AND DELMAR, DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, The Pennsylvania Railroad Company is presently operating a passenger and express rail service between Wilmington, Delaware, and Delmar, Delaware; and

WHEREAS, said rail service is a vital link between the communities of this State adjacent to said service; and

WHEREAS, the Public Service Commission of Delaware, after extensive Public Hearings, refused to permit The Pennsylvania Railroad Company to discontinue said service on the ground that there was a public need for said service and recommended a more suitable schedule; and

WHEREAS, the removal of said service would eliminate the sole remaining passenger rail service between Wilmington and the remainder of the State of Delaware and said removal would seriously impede the economic growth of many areas of Kent and Sussex Counties; and

WHEREAS, The Pennsylvania Railroad Company has requested the Interstate Commerce Commission for permission to discontinue said rail service on the ground that said service is a burden on interstate commerce;

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the State of Delaware, the Senate concurring therein, that the General Assembly of the State of Delaware indicate by this Resolution their opposition to the discontinuance of said rail service as being contrary to the public interest and harmful to the economic growth of this State;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies of this Resolution be sent to the Members of Congress from the State of Delaware and to the Interstate Commerce Commission, Washington, D. C., with the request that close scrutiny be given to the application of The Pennsylvania Railroad Company to the end that the interest and rights of the people of the State of Delaware may be protected.

Approved March 25, 1965.