CUSA PCSTC, LLC d/b/a Pacific Coast Sightseeing Tours & Charters-Acquisition of Assets and Business Operations-Laidlaw Transit Services, Inc. d/b/a Roesch Lines, 2464-2465 [05-695]

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[FR Doc. 05–656 Filed 1–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. MC–F–21009] CUSA PCSTC, LLC d/b/a Pacific Coast Sightseeing Tours & Charters— Acquisition of Assets and Business Operations—Laidlaw Transit Services, Inc. d/b/a Roesch Lines Surface Transportation Board. Notice tentatively approving finance transaction. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: CUSA PCSTC, LLC d/b/a Pacific Coast Sightseeing Tours & Charters (PCSTC), a motor passenger carrier (MC–463273), has filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 to acquire control and operate certain assets of Roesch Lines (Roesch), a motor passenger carrier (MC–119843 (Sub-No. 11)) and subsidiary of Laidlaw Transit Services, Inc. (Laidlaw). The transaction was approved on an interim basis under 49 U.S.C. 14303(i), and the Board is now tentatively granting permanent approval. Persons wishing to oppose the application must follow the rules under 49 CFR 1182.5 and 1182.8. If no opposing comments are timely filed, this notice will be the final Board action. DATES: Comments are due February 28, 2005. PCSTC may reply by March 14, 2005. If no comments are received by February 28, 2005, this notice is effective on that date. ADDRESSES: Send an original and 10 copies of any comments referring to STB VerDate jul<14>2003 17:46 Jan 12, 2005 Jkt 205001 Docket No. MC–F–21009 to: Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, send one copy of any comments to PCSTC’s representative: Stephen Flott, Flott & Co. PC, P.O. Box 17655, Arlington, VA 22216–7655. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric S. Davis (202) 565–1608. [Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: 1–800–877–8339.] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PCSTC is a private limited liability company organized under the laws of the state of Delaware by CUSA, LLC (CUSA), a noncarrier, which is wholly owned by KBUS Holdings, LLC (KBUS), which is also a noncarrier. KBUS acquired control of over 30 motor passenger carriers formerly owned by Coach USA, Inc., and then consolidated those entities into the motor passenger carriers now controlled by CUSA.1 Since completing the transaction approved by the Board in STB Docket No. MC–F–21000, PCSTC states that CUSA has successfully reorganized the assets and businesses acquired as a result of that transaction into a number of federally and non-federally regulated companies. Annual revenues for the CUSA group of companies for 2004 are forecast to be $220 million. The companies in the CUSA group operate more than 1,000 coaches and 600 other revenue vehicles in 35 states and have more than 3,500 employees. PCSTC states that the experienced senior management team that CUSA now has in place has identified the acquisition of the properties and passenger services operated by Roesch as a way to expand its sightseeing and tour business in the Southern California market. Roesch, an operating division of Laidlaw, specializes in sightseeing, tour and charter services in the Las Vegas, NV, and Southern California areas. According to PCSTC, Roesch has been unable to restore its sightseeing, tour and charter business to sufficiently profitable levels in the years following September 11, 2001, and is generating insufficient returns on invested capital. Under the proposed transaction, PCSTC seeks to permanently acquire certain assets of Roesch, that were acquired on an interim basis, including Roesch’s vehicles, trade receivables, and business operations, as well as a variety of other assets. Once this transaction is consummated,2 the Federal operating 1 See KBUS Holdings, LLC—Acquisition of Assets and Business Operations—All West Coachlines, Inc., et al., STB Docket No. MC–F–21000 (STB served July 23, 2003). 2 The transaction is expected to close on or about January 9, 2005. PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 authority currently held by seller will be surrendered. Under 49 U.S.C. 14303(b), 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. PCSTC has 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). PCSTC states that the proposed transaction will have no impact on the adequacy of transportation services available to the public, that the operations of the carrier involved will remain unchanged, that fixed charges associated with the proposed transaction will not be adversely impacted and that the interests of employees of Roesch will not be adversely impacted. Additional information, including a copy of the application, may be obtained from PCSTC’s representative. 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 action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources. It is ordered: 1. The proposed finance transaction is approved and authorized, subject to the filing of opposing comments. 2. If timely opposing comments are filed, the findings made in this notice will be deemed as having been vacated. 3. This notice will be effective on February 28, 2005, unless timely opposing comments are filed. 4. A copy of this notice will be served on: (1) The U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 400 7th Street, SW., Room 8214, Washington, DC 20590; (2) the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, 10th Street & E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 9 / Thursday, January 13, 2005 / Notices Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20530; and (3) the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the General Counsel, 400 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Decided: January 7, 2005. By the Board, Chairman Nober, Vice Chairman Mulvey, and Commissioner Buttrey. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–695 Filed 1–12–05; 8:45 am] Dated: January 7, 2005. Tersheia Carter, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. 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The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service. DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday, February 8, 2005 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. e.t. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Inez E. De Jesus at 1–888–912–1227, or (954) 423–7977. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988) that an open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Multilingual Initiative Issue Committee will be held Tuesday, February 8, 2005 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. e.t. via a telephone conference call. If you would like to have the TAP consider a written statement, please call 1–888–912–1227 or (954) 423–7977, or write Inez E. De Jesus, TAP Office, 1000 South Pine Island Rd., Suite 340, Plantation, FL 33324. Due to limited conference lines, notification of intent to participate in the telephone conference call meeting must be made with Inez E. De Jesus. Ms. De Jesus can be reached at 1–888–912–1227 or (954) 423–7977, or post comments to the Web site: http://www.improveirs.org. The agenda will include the following: Various IRS issues. 17:46 Jan 12, 2005 Jkt 205001 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records Internal Revenue Service, Treasury. ACTION: Notice of proposed alterations to an existing Privacy Act System of Records. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY BILLING CODE 4915–01–P VerDate jul<14>2003 2465 Notice. The meeting will be held Thursday, February 3, 2005 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. e.t. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sallie Chavez at 1–888–912–1227, or (954) 423–7979. Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988) that an open meeting of the Wage & Investment Reducing Taxpayer Burden (Notices) Issue Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be held Thursday, February 3, 2005, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. e.t. via a telephone conference call. If you would like to have the TAP consider a written statement, please call 1–888–912–1227 or (954) 423–7979, or write Sallie Chavez, TAP Office, 1000 South Pine Island Road, Suite 340, Plantation, FL 33324. Due to limited conference lines, notification of intent to participate in the telephone conference call meeting must be made with Sallie Chavez. Ms. Chavez can be reached at 1–888–912– 1227 or (954) 423–7979, or post comments to the Web site: http:// www.improveirs.org. The agenda will include: Various IRS issues. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: January 7, 2005. Tersheia Carter, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. [FR Doc. 05–741 Filed 1–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), is proposing to add to the categories of individuals covered by the system and categories of records in the system of records entitled ‘‘Treasury/ IRS 34.037—IRS Audit Trail and Security Records System.’’ These additions will permit the IRS to monitor system resources and enable IRS to deter, deny and detect unauthorized access to internal computer hardware and software and misuse of IRS resources to access external objects, like Web sites that feature pornography, gambling, etc. The IRS is also proposing to add a routine use to the system of records to permit disclosure to contractors. Comments must be received no later than February 14, 2005. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 9 (Thursday, January 13, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2464-2465]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-695]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. MC-F-21009]


CUSA PCSTC, LLC d/b/a Pacific Coast Sightseeing Tours & 
Charters--Acquisition of Assets and Business Operations--Laidlaw 
Transit Services, Inc. d/b/a Roesch Lines

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board.

ACTION: Notice tentatively approving finance transaction.

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SUMMARY: CUSA PCSTC, LLC d/b/a Pacific Coast Sightseeing Tours & 
Charters (PCSTC), a motor passenger carrier (MC-463273), has filed an 
application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 to acquire control and operate 
certain assets of Roesch Lines (Roesch), a motor passenger carrier (MC-
119843 (Sub-No. 11)) and subsidiary of Laidlaw Transit Services, Inc. 
(Laidlaw). The transaction was approved on an interim basis under 49 
U.S.C. 14303(i), and the Board is now tentatively granting permanent 
approval. Persons wishing to oppose the application must follow the 
rules under 49 CFR 1182.5 and 1182.8. If no opposing comments are 
timely filed, this notice will be the final Board action.

DATES: Comments are due February 28, 2005. PCSTC may reply by March 14, 
2005. If no comments are received by February 28, 2005, this notice is 
effective on that date.

ADDRESSES: Send an original and 10 copies of any comments referring to 
STB Docket No. MC-F-21009 to: Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K 
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, send one copy of 
any comments to PCSTC's representative: Stephen Flott, Flott & Co. PC, 
P.O. Box 17655, Arlington, VA 22216-7655.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric S. Davis (202) 565-1608. [Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: 1-800-877-
8339.]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PCSTC is a private limited liability company 
organized under the laws of the state of Delaware by CUSA, LLC (CUSA), 
a noncarrier, which is wholly owned by KBUS Holdings, LLC (KBUS), which 
is also a noncarrier. KBUS acquired control of over 30 motor passenger 
carriers formerly owned by Coach USA, Inc., and then consolidated those 
entities into the motor passenger carriers now controlled by CUSA.\1\
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    \1\ See KBUS Holdings, LLC--Acquisition of Assets and Business 
Operations--All West Coachlines, Inc., et al., STB Docket No. MC-F-
21000 (STB served July 23, 2003).
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    Since completing the transaction approved by the Board in STB 
Docket No. MC-F-21000, PCSTC states that CUSA has successfully 
reorganized the assets and businesses acquired as a result of that 
transaction into a number of federally and non-federally regulated 
companies. Annual revenues for the CUSA group of companies for 2004 are 
forecast to be $220 million. The companies in the CUSA group operate 
more than 1,000 coaches and 600 other revenue vehicles in 35 states and 
have more than 3,500 employees. PCSTC states that the experienced 
senior management team that CUSA now has in place has identified the 
acquisition of the properties and passenger services operated by Roesch 
as a way to expand its sightseeing and tour business in the Southern 
California market.
    Roesch, an operating division of Laidlaw, specializes in 
sightseeing, tour and charter services in the Las Vegas, NV, and 
Southern California areas. According to PCSTC, Roesch has been unable 
to restore its sightseeing, tour and charter business to sufficiently 
profitable levels in the years following September 11, 2001, and is 
generating insufficient returns on invested capital. Under the proposed 
transaction, PCSTC seeks to permanently acquire certain assets of 
Roesch, that were acquired on an interim basis, including Roesch's 
vehicles, trade receivables, and business operations, as well as a 
variety of other assets. Once this transaction is consummated,\2\ the 
Federal operating authority currently held by seller will be 
surrendered.
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    \2\ The transaction is expected to close on or about January 9, 
2005.
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    Under 49 U.S.C. 14303(b), 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.
    PCSTC has 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). PCSTC 
states that the proposed transaction will have no impact on the 
adequacy of transportation services available to the public, that the 
operations of the carrier involved will remain unchanged, that fixed 
charges associated with the proposed transaction will not be adversely 
impacted and that the interests of employees of Roesch will not be 
adversely impacted. Additional information, including a copy of the 
application, may be obtained from PCSTC's representative.
    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 action will not significantly affect either the quality of the 
human environment or the conservation of energy resources.
    It is ordered:
    1. The proposed finance transaction is approved and authorized, 
subject to the filing of opposing comments.
    2. If timely opposing comments are filed, the findings made in this 
notice will be deemed as having been vacated.
    3. This notice will be effective on February 28, 2005, unless 
timely opposing comments are filed.
    4. A copy of this notice will be served on: (1) The U.S. Department 
of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 400 7th 
Street, SW., Room 8214, Washington, DC 20590; (2) the U.S. Department 
of Justice, Antitrust Division, 10th Street &

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Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20530; and (3) the U.S. 
Department of Transportation, Office of the General Counsel, 400 7th 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590.

    Decided: January 7, 2005.

    By the Board, Chairman Nober, Vice Chairman Mulvey, and 
Commissioner Buttrey.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 05-695 Filed 1-12-05; 8:45 am]
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