James George and J&JG Holding Company, Inc.-Continuance in Control Exemption-Saginaw Bay Southern Railway Company
The Board grants an exemption, under 49 U.S.C. 10502, from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323-25 for James George and J&JG Holding Company, a noncarrier (collectively, Petitioners), to continue in control of Saginaw Bay Southern Railway Company (SBS), upon SBS's becoming a rail carrier pursuant to a related transaction involving the acquisition and operation of a line of CSX Transportation, Inc.\1\ Petitioners control a Class III carrier, Lake State Railway Company (Lake State), operating in Michigan. One of Lake State's lines connects near Bay City, MI, with the line to be acquired by SBS in the related transaction.
Investigation Into the Practices of the National Classification Committee
The Board is commencing an investigation into the practices of the National Classification Committee (NCC), which administers the motor carrier classification system for its motor carrier members pursuant to an agreement approved by the Board under 49 U.S.C. 13703. The purpose of this investigation is to develop a more thorough record regarding charges of abuse of market power by NCC, in its practices generally, and particularly with its action changing the classification of lighting products and fixtures in 2004.