A street railway company, located in a city with a home rule charter adopted in accordance with the state constitution, petitioned the state railway commission and was granted authority to curtail its transportation by buses. The company had been in bad financial condition during recent years; the number of passengers carried had been substantially decreasing, and the company was not able to pay full interest on bonded debt. Upon the insistence of the city, the company had put bus lines in operation several years earlier and these had continually been operating at a deficit. Upon appeal, the court held that the adoption of a home rule charter does not of itself give the city jurisdiction over curtailment of bus and street-car service. Omaha & Council Bluffs Street Ry. v. Omaha, (Neb. 1934) 252 N. W. 407.
PUBLIC UTILITIES-STREET RAILWAY REGULATION BY STATE COMMISSION IN HOME RULE CITY-PERMISSION TO WITHDRAW FROM SERVICE,
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