Statement of purpose
It is therefore declared to be the purpose of the Congress in this subtitle to provide for—
the removal by a date certain of the Federal Government’s obligation to subsidize the freight operations of Conrail;
transfer of Conrail commuter service responsibilities to one or more entities whose principal purpose is the provision of commuter service; and
an orderly return of Conrail freight service to the private sector.
(Pub. L. 97–35, title XI, § 1133, Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 644.)