Study of Competition in the Freight Railroad Industry, 64007 [E8-25696]

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If a statutory extension beyond March 31, 2009 of the AIP program and the FAA’s authority to make expenditures from the Trust Fund is enacted, additional entitlement funds may be available to sponsors. In that case, airport sponsors who did not previously declare their intention to carryover the entitlements must provide a written indication to the designated Airports District Office (or Regional Office in regions without Airports District Offices) that they will either carryover or use their fiscal year 2009 entitlements by May 1, 2009. SUMMARY: The Board will meet with Christensen Associates at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 6, 2008, in the Hearing Room on the first floor of the Board’s headquarters in Washington, DC. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss Christensen Associates’ independent study entitled Report to the U.S. STB on Competition and Related Issues in the U.S. Freight Railroad Industry. The report assesses the current state of competition in the United States freight railroad industry. The meeting will be open for public observation but not public participation. DATES: The meeting will take place on Thursday, November 6, 2008, beginning at 10 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Hearing Room on the first floor of the Board’s headquarters at Patriot’s Plaza, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Dennis Watson, Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance, Telephone: (202) 245– 0234, FIRS: (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In September 2007, the Board awarded a contract to Christensen Associates to conduct an independent study that provides a comprehensive analysis of a wide range of issues including competition, capacity, and the interplay between the two. The report also includes an examination of various regulatory policy alternatives that could lead to changes in the Board’s regulatory approach if necessary. The Board will release the report to the public in early November and will solicit written public comments at that time. This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources. Issued in Washington, DC on October 21, 2008. Benito DeLeon, Director, FAA Office of Airport Planning and Programming. [FR Doc. E8–25712 Filed 10–27–08; 8:45 am] Dated: October 23, 2008. By the Board, Anne K. Quinlan, Acting Secretary. Anne K. Quinlan, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 209 (Tuesday, October 28, 2008)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E8-25696]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Ex Parte No. 680]


Study of Competition in the Freight Railroad Industry

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board.

ACTION: Notice of board meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Board will meet with Christensen Associates at 10 a.m. on 
Thursday, November 6, 2008, in the Hearing Room on the first floor of 
the Board's headquarters in Washington, DC. The purpose of the meeting 
will be to discuss Christensen Associates' independent study entitled 
Report to the U.S. STB on Competition and Related Issues in the U.S. 
Freight Railroad Industry. The report assesses the current state of 
competition in the United States freight railroad industry. The meeting 
will be open for public observation but not public participation.

DATES: The meeting will take place on Thursday, November 6, 2008, 
beginning at 10 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Hearing Room on the first 
floor of the Board's headquarters at Patriot's Plaza, 395 E Street, 
SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Dennis Watson, Office of Public 
Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance, Telephone: (202) 245-
0234, FIRS: (800) 877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In September 2007, the Board awarded a 
contract to Christensen Associates to conduct an independent study that 
provides a comprehensive analysis of a wide range of issues including 
competition, capacity, and the interplay between the two. The report 
also includes an examination of various regulatory policy alternatives 
that could lead to changes in the Board's regulatory approach if 
necessary.
    The Board will release the report to the public in early November 
and will solicit written public comments at that time.
    This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the 
human environment or the conservation of energy resources.

    Dated: October 23, 2008.

    By the Board, Anne K. Quinlan, Acting Secretary.
Anne K. Quinlan,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. E8-25696 Filed 10-27-08; 8:45 am]
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