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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on May 13, 1976.
(Reported to Senate from the Committee on the District of Columbia with amendment, S. Rept. 94-832) Authorizes the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to establish and maintain a regular police force to provide protection for patrons, personnel, and transit facilities. States that the jurisdiction of the Metro Transit Police shall be limited to all the transit facilities owned, controlled, or operated by the Authority. Provides that a member of the Metro Transit Police shall have the same powers, including the power to arrest, and shall be subject to the same limitations, including regulatory limitations, in the performance of his duties as a member of the duly constituted police force of the political subdivision in which the Metro Transit Police member is engaged in the performance of his duties. Grants the Authority power to adopt rules and regulations for the safe, convenient, and orderly use of the transit facilities owned, controlled, or operated by the Authority, including the payment and the manner of the payment of fares or charges therefor, the protection of the transit facilities, the control of traffic and parking upon the transit facilities, and the safety and protection of the riding public. States that the Superior Court has jurisdiction with respect to any violation committed in the District of Columbia of the rules and regulations of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Provides that the Council of the District of Columbia shall have authority to enact any Act adopting on behalf of the District of Columbia amendments to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Regulation Compact, but that in no case shall any such amendment become effective until after it has been approved by Congress.