B-142706, JUN. 21, 1960

B-142706: Jun 21, 1960

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TO THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF APRIL 20. YOUR CLAIM IS BASED ON THE PREMISE THAT THE SERVICE CHARGE WAS A PROPER COST OF TRANSPORTATION UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD COMPANY LOCAL PASSENGER TARIFF OF SPECIAL SERVICE CHARGES. UPON FURTHER EXAMINATION IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT THE REQUESTS WERE ISSUED ON ACCOUNT OF TRAVEL ON OFFICIAL BUSINESS AND NOT ON ACCOUNT OF "VAH. SETTLEMENT OF YOUR CLAIM WILL BE MADE ACCORDINGLY.

B-142706, JUN. 21, 1960

TO THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF APRIL 20, 1960, FILE D-63, REQUESTING REVIEW OF THAT PORTION OF SETTLEMENT CERTIFICATE DATED SEPTEMBER 21, 1959, WHICH DISALLOWED YOUR CLAIM FOR $3.50 SERVICE CHARGES INCIDENT TO PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION SERVICES COVERED BY GOVERNMENT TRANSPORTATION REQUESTS NOS. A-2,500,188 THROUGH A 2,500,191, INCLUSIVE, DATED MARCH 23, 1959. YOUR CLAIM IS BASED ON THE PREMISE THAT THE SERVICE CHARGE WAS A PROPER COST OF TRANSPORTATION UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD COMPANY LOCAL PASSENGER TARIFF OF SPECIAL SERVICE CHARGES, I.C.C.NO. 789, AND TRUNK-LINE CENTRAL PASSENGER TARIFF BUREAU, AGENT-S, LOCAL AND JOINT PASSENGER TARIFF V. NO. 4, BECAUSE THE REQUESTS CALLED FOR TRAVEL OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES ON OFFICIAL BUSINESS.

UPON FURTHER EXAMINATION IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT THE REQUESTS WERE ISSUED ON ACCOUNT OF TRAVEL ON OFFICIAL BUSINESS AND NOT ON ACCOUNT OF "VAH," THE LATTER CLASS OF TICKETS BEING EXEMPT FROM SUCH CHARGES UNDER THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF YOUR TARIFF. SETTLEMENT OF YOUR CLAIM WILL BE MADE ACCORDINGLY.