.01 Authority.

The laws of Maryland require that the service and facilities furnished by means of motor vehicle in the public transportation of passengers or property for hire within the State shall be safe and adequate and in all respects just and reasonable, and vest in the Public Service Commission authority to formulate standards for, and definitions of, service and facilities. The service and facilities of all motor vehicles engaged in the transportation of persons or property for hire and operating under permits issued by the Public Service Commission shall conform to these regulations.