Stagecoach Group PLC and Coach USA, Inc., et al.-Acquisition of Control-Eastern Travel & Tour, Inc., 54202-54203 [E8-21733]

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The deadline for submission of comments on 2 Effective July 18, 2008, the filing fee for an OFA increased to $1,500. See Regulations Governing Fees for Services Performed in Connection with Licensing and Related Services—2008 Update, STB Ex Parte No. 542 (Sub-No. 15) (STB served June 18, 2008). PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the EA will generally be within 30 days of its service. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: September 9, 2008. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Anne K. Quinlan, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–21675 Filed 9–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. MC–F–21029] Stagecoach Group PLC and Coach USA, Inc., et al.—Acquisition of Control—Eastern Travel & Tour, Inc. AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. Notice Tentatively Approving Finance Transaction. ACTION: SUMMARY: Stagecoach Group, PLC (Stagecoach), a noncarrier, its noncarrier intermediate subsidiaries (Stagecoach Transport Holdings plc, SCUSI Ltd., Coach USA Administration, Inc.), Coach USA, Inc. (Coach USA), and KILT Trans, Inc. (KILT), a motor passenger carrier (MC–115432) controlled by Coach USA (collectively, applicants), have filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 for acquisition and operation of certain assets of Eastern Travel & Tour, Inc. (Eastern), a motor passenger carrier (MC–429551). Upon acquisition, Eastern will cease operations and KILT will assume such operations. The Board has tentatively approved the transaction, and if no opposing comments are timely filed, this notice will be the final Board action. Persons wishing to oppose the application must follow the rules under 49 CFR 1182.5 and 1182.8. DATES: Comments must be filed by November 3, 2008. Applicants may file a reply by November 17, 2008. If no comments are received by November 3, 2008, this notice is effective on that date. Send an original and 10 copies of any comments referring to STB Docket No. MC–F–21029 to: Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, send one copy of comments to applicants’ representatives: David H. Coburn and Scott M. Mirelson, Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, 1330 Connecticut Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20036. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 182 / Thursday, September 18, 2008 / Notices Julia Farr (202) 245–0359. [Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: 1–800–877–8339.] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Stagecoach, headquartered in Scotland, is one of the world’s largest providers of passenger transportation services. It operates in several countries, including the United States, through a series of operating divisions. Coach USA is a Delaware corporation that currently controls numerous passenger carriers, including KILT, one of the subjects of this transaction.1 KILT is currently listed in Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) records as Pawtuxet Valley Bus Lines, Inc. Applicants state that KILT will request that FMCSA update its records to reflect the name KILT d/b/a Eastern following approval of the transaction. Under the proposed transaction, applicants seek permission to acquire certain assets of Eastern, including Eastern’s name, buses, customer lists, any property leases, sales records, Web site, and other assets. Eastern currently operates 12 motorcoaches, and provides regular route service between several points in the Mid-Atlantic States, including between New York, NY, and Washington, DC; New York and Baltimore, MD; and New York and Richmond, VA. The proposed transaction contemplates the cessation of operations by Eastern on these and other routes. Utilizing Eastern’s assets in combination with KILT’s, applicants state that there will be a seamless continuation of services previously provided by Eastern through KILT. Under 49 U.S.C. 14303, the Board must approve and authorize a transaction it finds consistent with the public interest, taking into consideration at least: (1) The effect of the transaction on the adequacy of transportation to the public; (2) the total fixed charges that result; and (3) the interest of affected carrier employees. Applicants have submitted information, as required by 49 CFR 1182.2, including the information to demonstrate that the proposed transaction is consistent with the public interest under 49 U.S.C. 14303(b), and a statement that the 12month aggregate gross operating revenues of all motor carrier parties and all motor carriers controlling, controlled by, or under common control with any party exceeded $2 million. Applicants state that the proposed transaction will have no impact on the adequacy of transportation services available to the public inasmuch as the operations of dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 1 Together, Stagecoach and Coach USA control 65 motor passenger carriers. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:26 Sep 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 Eastern will remain unchanged, and that fixed charges associated with the proposed transaction will not be adversely impacted. Eastern currently employs approximately 24 persons, and applicants state that KILT is evaluating its employment needs with a view to employing qualified personnel that are currently employed by Eastern to operate the relevant services. Additional information, including a copy of the application, may be obtained from the applicants’ representatives. On the basis of the application, the Board finds that the proposed acquisition of assets is consistent with the public interest and should be authorized. If any opposing comments are timely filed, this finding will be deemed vacated and, unless a final decision can be made on the record as developed, a procedural schedule will be adopted to reconsider the application. See 49 CFR 1182.6(c). If no opposing comments are filed by the expiration of the comment period, this notice will take effect automatically and will be the final Board action. Board decisions and notices are available on the Board’s Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov. This decision will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources. It is ordered: 1. The proposed acquisition and operation of certain assets of Eastern by applicants is approved and authorized, subject to the filing of opposing comments. 2. If timely opposing comments are filed, the findings made in this decision will be deemed as having been vacated. 3. This decision will be effective on November 3, 2008, unless timely opposing comments are filed. 4. A copy of this decision will be served on: (1) U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590; (2) the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, 10th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20530; and (3) the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the General Counsel, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Decided: September 11, 2008. By the Board, Chairman Nottingham, Vice Chairman Mulvey, and Commissioner Buttrey. Anne K. Quinlan, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–21733 Filed 9–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54203 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Senior Executive Service; Departmental Performance Review Board Treasury Department. Notice of members of the Departmental Performance Review Board (PRB). 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 182 (Thursday, September 18, 2008)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. MC-F-21029]


Stagecoach Group PLC and Coach USA, Inc., et al.--Acquisition of 
Control--Eastern Travel & Tour, Inc.

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT.

ACTION: Notice Tentatively Approving Finance Transaction.

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SUMMARY: Stagecoach Group, PLC (Stagecoach), a noncarrier, its 
noncarrier intermediate subsidiaries (Stagecoach Transport Holdings 
plc, SCUSI Ltd., Coach USA Administration, Inc.), Coach USA, Inc. 
(Coach USA), and KILT Trans, Inc. (KILT), a motor passenger carrier 
(MC-115432) controlled by Coach USA (collectively, applicants), have 
filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 for acquisition and 
operation of certain assets of Eastern Travel & Tour, Inc. (Eastern), a 
motor passenger carrier (MC-429551). Upon acquisition, Eastern will 
cease operations and KILT will assume such operations. The Board has 
tentatively approved the transaction, and if no opposing comments are 
timely filed, this notice will be the final Board action. Persons 
wishing to oppose the application must follow the rules under 49 CFR 
1182.5 and 1182.8.

DATES: Comments must be filed by November 3, 2008. Applicants may file 
a reply by November 17, 2008. If no comments are received by November 
3, 2008, this notice is effective on that date.

ADDRESSES: Send an original and 10 copies of any comments referring to 
STB Docket No. MC-F-21029 to: Surface Transportation Board, 395 E 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, send one copy of 
comments to applicants' representatives: David H. Coburn and Scott M. 
Mirelson, Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, 1330 Connecticut Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20036.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Farr (202) 245-0359. [Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: 1-800-877-
8339.]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Stagecoach, headquartered in Scotland, is 
one of the world's largest providers of passenger transportation 
services. It operates in several countries, including the United 
States, through a series of operating divisions. Coach USA is a 
Delaware corporation that currently controls numerous passenger 
carriers, including KILT, one of the subjects of this transaction.\1\ 
KILT is currently listed in Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 
(FMCSA) records as Pawtuxet Valley Bus Lines, Inc. Applicants state 
that KILT will request that FMCSA update its records to reflect the 
name KILT d/b/a Eastern following approval of the transaction.
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    \1\ Together, Stagecoach and Coach USA control 65 motor 
passenger carriers.
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    Under the proposed transaction, applicants seek permission to 
acquire certain assets of Eastern, including Eastern's name, buses, 
customer lists, any property leases, sales records, Web site, and other 
assets. Eastern currently operates 12 motorcoaches, and provides 
regular route service between several points in the Mid-Atlantic 
States, including between New York, NY, and Washington, DC; New York 
and Baltimore, MD; and New York and Richmond, VA. The proposed 
transaction contemplates the cessation of operations by Eastern on 
these and other routes. Utilizing Eastern's assets in combination with 
KILT's, applicants state that there will be a seamless continuation of 
services previously provided by Eastern through KILT.
    Under 49 U.S.C. 14303, the Board must approve and authorize a 
transaction it finds consistent with the public interest, taking into 
consideration at least: (1) The effect of the transaction on the 
adequacy of transportation to the public; (2) the total fixed charges 
that result; and (3) the interest of affected carrier employees. 
Applicants have submitted information, as required by 49 CFR 1182.2, 
including the information to demonstrate that the proposed transaction 
is consistent with the public interest under 49 U.S.C. 14303(b), and a 
statement that the 12-month aggregate gross operating revenues of all 
motor carrier parties and all motor carriers controlling, controlled 
by, or under common control with any party exceeded $2 million. 
Applicants state that the proposed transaction will have no impact on 
the adequacy of transportation services available to the public 
inasmuch as the operations of Eastern will remain unchanged, and that 
fixed charges associated with the proposed transaction will not be 
adversely impacted. Eastern currently employs approximately 24 persons, 
and applicants state that KILT is evaluating its employment needs with 
a view to employing qualified personnel that are currently employed by 
Eastern to operate the relevant services. Additional information, 
including a copy of the application, may be obtained from the 
applicants' representatives.
    On the basis of the application, the Board finds that the proposed 
acquisition of assets is consistent with the public interest and should 
be authorized. If any opposing comments are timely filed, this finding 
will be deemed vacated and, unless a final decision can be made on the 
record as developed, a procedural schedule will be adopted to 
reconsider the application. See 49 CFR 1182.6(c). If no opposing 
comments are filed by the expiration of the comment period, this notice 
will take effect automatically and will be the final Board action.
    Board decisions and notices are available on the Board's Web site 
at http://www.stb.dot.gov.
    This decision will not significantly affect either the quality of 
the human environment or the conservation of energy resources.
    It is ordered:
    1. The proposed acquisition and operation of certain assets of 
Eastern by applicants is approved and authorized, subject to the filing 
of opposing comments.
    2. If timely opposing comments are filed, the findings made in this 
decision will be deemed as having been vacated.
    3. This decision will be effective on November 3, 2008, unless 
timely opposing comments are filed.
    4. A copy of this decision will be served on: (1) U.S. Department 
of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 
New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590; (2) the U.S. Department 
of Justice, Antitrust Division, 10th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20530; and (3) the U.S. Department of Transportation, 
Office of the General Counsel, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, 
DC 20590.

    Decided: September 11, 2008.

    By the Board, Chairman Nottingham, Vice Chairman Mulvey, and 
Commissioner Buttrey.
Anne K. Quinlan,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. E8-21733 Filed 9-17-08; 8:45 am]
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