45 USC 1102 - Statement of purpose

It is therefore declared to be the purpose of the Congress in this subtitle to provide for
(1) the removal by a date certain of the Federal Governments obligation to subsidize the freight operations of Conrail;
(2) transfer of Conrail commuter service responsibilities to one or more entities whose principal purpose is the provision of commuter service; and
(3) an orderly return of Conrail freight service to the private sector.