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1 For example, rates of intrastate carriers by air are subject to regulation, although the Public Utilities Act contains no specific reference to airline carriers. Such carriers are "transportation companies" under the Constitution. People v. Western Air Lines, (1954) 42 Cal.2d 621.

2 Western Ass'n v. Railroad Comm., (1916) 173 Cal. 802, 1 A.L.R. 1455.

3 Northwestern Pac. R.R. Co. v. Superior Court, (1949) 34 Cal.2d 454, 458, and City of San Mateo v. Railroad Com. (1937) 9 Cal.2d 1, 9-10. See also: "Under [Cal. Pub. Util. Code §§] 1201 and 1202 authorization is required for the creation of any grade crossing of a railroad and any public road or street. The Commission has exclusive power to prescribe terms of installation, use, and protection of crossings; to relocate or abolish crossings by physical closing; to require a separation of grades, and to apportion costs between railroads, the state, and political subdivisions [footnote omitted]." (Public Utility Regulation in California, supra at p. 15.)

4 California Code of Regulations, Title 20.

5 Cal. Gov. Code §§ 11351, 11501.

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