Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor, 47960 [2018-20591]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 47960 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 184 / Friday, September 21, 2018 / Notices AAAHI notes that ‘‘staffing redundancies could potentially result in limited downsizing of back-office and/ or managerial level personnel.’’ (Id.) Finally, AAAHI states that the impact of the proposed transaction on the regulated motor carrier industry would be minimal and that neither competition nor the public interest would be adversely affected. AAAHI cites Board precedent finding that there are low barriers to entry in the passenger motor carrier industry and that the industry is characterized by healthy intramodal and intermodal competition. AAAHI also states that the Board has consistently found that the acquisition of control of numerous motor carriers by a noncarrier can result in better overall service without harming competition. AAAHI goes on to explain that there are a substantial number of competitors operating in the markets in which Lux Bus competes (i.e., the markets for charter and shuttle services in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas; tour services to amusement attractions in the Los Angeles area; and daily roundtrip and one-way service between Los Angeles and Las Vegas). Specifically, AAAHI states that there are a variety of charter and shuttle service providers where it operates, ranging from small charter and tour operators to very large corporate charter operators, and that service between Los Angeles and Las Vegas is provided by a number of other motor carriers as well as airlines. AAAHI further states that there is limited, if any, overlap in service areas or in customer bases among the Affiliated Carriers and Lux Bus. On the basis of the application, the Board finds that the proposed acquisition is consistent with the public interest and should be tentatively approved and authorized. If any opposing comments are timely filed, these findings 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. This action is categorically excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c). Board decisions and notices are available on our website at www.stb.gov. It is ordered: 1. The proposed transaction is approved and authorized, subject to the filing of opposing comments. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Sep 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 2. If opposing comments are timely filed, the findings made in this notice will be deemed as having been vacated. 3. This notice will be effective November 6, 2018, unless opposing comments are filed by November 5, 2018. 4. A copy of this notice will be served on: (1) The 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 17, 2018. By the Board, Board Members Begeman and Miller. Tammy Lowery, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2018–20550 Filed 9–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. EP 290 (Sub-No. 5) (2018–4)] Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor Surface Transportation Board. Approval of rail cost adjustment AGENCY: ACTION: factor. The Board has approved the fourth quarter 2018 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The fourth quarter 2018 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 1.079. The fourth quarter 2018 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.457. The fourth quarter 2018 RCAF–5 is 0.427. DATES: Applicability Date: October 1, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pedro Ramirez, (202) 245–0333. Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the Board’s decision, which is available on our website, www.stb.gov. Copies of the decision may be purchased by contacting the Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245–0238. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through FIRS at (800) 877– 8339. This action is categorically excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c). SUMMARY: By the Board, Board Members Begeman and Miller. PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Decided: September 17, 2018. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2018–20591 Filed 9–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for projects in New York City, New York, and Redmond, Washington. The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject projects and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions. DATES: By this notice, FTA is advising the public of final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l). A claim seeking judicial review of FTA actions announced herein for the listed public transportation projects will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before February 19, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy-Ellen Zusman, Assistant Chief Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, (312) 353–2577 or Juliet Bochicchio, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Environmental Programs, (202) 366–9348. FTA is located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FTA has taken final agency actions by issuing certain approvals for the public transportation projects listed below. The actions on the projects, as well as the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the documentation issued in connection with the projects to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and in other documents in the FTA environmental project file for the projects. Interested parties may contact either the project sponsor or the relevant FTA Regional Office for more information. Contact information for FTA’s Regional Offices may be found at https://www.fta.dot.gov. This notice applies to all FTA decisions on the listed projects as of the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 184 (Friday, September 21, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Page 47960]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-20591]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. EP 290 (Sub-No. 5) (2018-4)]


Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board.

ACTION: Approval of rail cost adjustment factor.

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SUMMARY: The Board has approved the fourth quarter 2018 Rail Cost 
Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of 
American Railroads. The fourth quarter 2018 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 1.079. 
The fourth quarter 2018 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.457. The fourth quarter 
2018 RCAF-5 is 0.427.

DATES: Applicability Date: October 1, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pedro Ramirez, (202) 245-0333. Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: (800) 877-
8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the 
Board's decision, which is available on our website, www.stb.gov. 
Copies of the decision may be purchased by contacting the Office of 
Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245-
0238. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through FIRS at 
(800) 877-8339.
    This action is categorically excluded from environmental review 
under 49 CFR 1105.6(c).

    By the Board, Board Members Begeman and Miller.

    Decided: September 17, 2018.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2018-20591 Filed 9-20-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4915-01-P