(625 ILCS 5/18c-6305)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-6305)
Prior Notice and Petition for Authorization.
(1) Annual and Amended Lists of Points Under Consideration for
By March of each calendar year, each motor carrier of
passengers shall submit to the Commission a list of routes and
points which it is authorized to serve which the carrier has
under consideration for discontinuance within the following
12 months. A carrier may amend its list on the
1st day of each subsequent month.
(2) Notice of Intent to Discontinue.
Not less than 30 days after a point appears on a
list of points under consideration for discontinuance, the
carrier may serve on the Commission the carrier's Notice of
Intent to discontinue service. Such notice shall be for the
purpose of alerting the Commission and allowing a period of
time during which alternatives to discontinuance, or
alternative service, may be explored.
(3) Petitions to Discontinue.
Not less than 60 nor more than 90 days after
the filing of a Notice of Intent to discontinue, the carrier
may formally propose discontinuance by filing in accordance
with such requirements as to form and content as the
Commission may prescribe. The Commission may investigate the
proposal, and may suspend the discontinuance pending the
outcome of the investigation for a period not to exceed
90 days from the date the proposal is filed. The
Commission shall determine, after considering the public need
for service, revenues (both those which have been received
and those which might be received, by subsidy or otherwise)
and variable costs associated with the service, and the
availability of reasonable alternative transportation service
whether the public convenience and necessity requires
continuation of the service proposed to be discontinued. If
the Commission determines that the public convenience and
necessity requires continuation, it shall so order;
otherwise, the proceeding shall be dismissed.
(4) Waiver or Notice.
Prior notice requirements under this Section may be waived
for good cause or where the carrier has made substantial
compliance with such prior notice requirements or compliance
is not necessary to effectuate the purposes of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)