N.Y. Railroad Law Section 181
Rate of fare


No corporation constructing and operating a railroad under the provisions of this article, or of chapter two hundred and fifty-two of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-four, shall charge any passenger more than five cents for one continuous ride from any point on its road, or on any road, line or branch operated by it, or under its control, to any other point thereof, or any connecting branch thereof, within the limits of any incorporated city or village. Not more than one fare shall be charged within the limits of any such city or village, for passage over the main line of road and any branch or extention thereof if the right to construct such branch or extension shall have been acquired under the provisions of such chapter or of this article; except that in any city having a population of less than fifty thousand, or in any incorporated village, it shall be lawful for such corporation to charge and collect as a maximum rate of fare for each passenger, ten cents, where such passenger is carried in a car which overcomes an elevation of at least four hundred and fifty feet within a distance of one and a half miles. This section shall not apply to any part of any road constructed prior to May sixth, eighteen hundred and eighty-four, and then in operation, unless the corporation owning the same shall have acquired the right to extend such road, or to construct branches thereof under such chapter, or shall acquire such right under the provisions of this article, in which event its rate of fare shall not exceed its authorized rate prior to such extension. The legislature expressly reserves the right to regulate and reduce the rate of fare on any railroad constructed and operated wholly or in part under such chapter or under the provisions of this article; and the commissioner of transportation shall possess the same power, to be exercised as prescribed in the transportation law.

Source: Section 181 — Rate of fare, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/RRD/181 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

170
Street surface railroads
171
Consent of property owners and local authorities
172
Consent of local authorities
173
Condition upon which consent shall be given
173‑A
The term “terminable permit” as used in this article shall mean and embrace every grant from a city, town or village of power, right or p...
173‑B
Every city, town and village of this state, in addition to such powers as it may have relating to the granting of rights, privileges, fra...
173‑C
Every city, town and village of this state shall have power, subject to the provisions of sections one hundred and seventy-three-a to one...
173‑D
Whenever any street surface railroad is or may be operated along or upon any of the streets, roads, highways, avenues, parks or public pl...
173‑E
The acceptance of a terminable permit, or the acceptance of an amendment to any existing license, grant, franchise, permit or consent inc...
173‑F
Every terminable permit, and every amendment to any existing license, grant, franchise, permit or consent incorporating therein the terms...
173‑G
Approval of permit or amendment by commissioner of transportation
173‑H
Existing license, grant, franchise, permit or consent reinstated on invalidity of amendment
174
Proceedings if property owners do not consent
175
Percentage of gross receipts to be paid in cities or villages
176
Extension of route over rivers
177
Use of tracks of other roads
178
Repair of streets
178‑A
Headlights
179
Within what time road to be built
180
Motive power
181
Rate of fare
182
Collection of fare
183
Construction of road in street where other road is built
184
Abandonment of part of route
185
Effect of dissolution of charter as to consents
186
Corporate rights saved in case of failure to complete road
187
Extensions and franchises confirmed
188
Certain consents of local authorities confirmed
189
Time extended for payment of percentage based on gross receipts
191
Road not to be constructed upon ground occupied by public buildings or in public parks
192
Center-bearing rails prohibited
192‑A
Relocation of tracks
193
Right to cross bridge substituted for a bridge crossed for five years
194
Protection of employees
195
Platforms on new cars, how constructed
196
Protection to employees in the counties of Albany and Rensselaer
197
Protection of employees in the counties of Kings and Queens
198
Contracts for the adjustment of payments due certain cities
201
Construction of park railroads in cities having a population of one million five hundred thousand or upwards
202
Consents of property owners
203
Expense of construction and operation
204
Agreements for payment of cost of construction by instalments
205
Disposition of income
206
Motive power
207
Railroads in parks in New York city, by whom constructed
209
Change of motive power authorized
210
New streets across other than steam surface railroads

Accessed:
Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 181’s source at nysenate​.gov

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