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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGLO 1978 NO. 34 > Oct 27 1978

(1) Under RCW 81.68.010(3), as amended by § 1, chapter 121, Laws of 1975-76, 2nd Ex. Sess., a van pool operator would be considered to be in competition with or infringing upon the service of an existing auto transportation company if its van pool were to travel the same route and/or serve the same termini as that company and were to solicit passengers who would otherwise have utilized the services thereof.

(2) Consideration of several related factual situations involving the scope of the van pool exemption and the loss thereof by reason of competition between a van pool operation and an existing auto transportation company.