Stagecoach Group PLC & Coach USA, Inc., et al.-Control-Megabus USA LLC
Stagecoach Group PLC (Stagecoach) and its subsidiary Coach USA, Inc. (Coach), noncarriers, and various subsidiaries of each (collectively, applicants), have filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 to acquire control of the newly created Megabus USA LLC (Megabus USA), which is currently owned by co-applicant Independent Bus Company, Inc. (Independent), a wholly owned subsidiary of Coach. Applicants state that currently Megabus USA does not hold federally issued authority. This application is filed on the premise that Megabus USA actually obtains the authority it seeks. Persons wishing to oppose this application must follow the rules at 49 CFR 1182.5 and 1182.8. The Board has tentatively approved the transaction, and, if no opposing comments are timely filed, this notice will be the final Board action.
BNSF Railway Company-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company
Under 49 U.S.C. 10502, the Board is granting a petition for exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323, et seq., for BNSF Railway Company, a Class I carrier, to acquire and operate approximately 25 miles of rail line of Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP), a Class I carrier, extending from UP milepost 81.1 at Union, CO, to UP milepost 56.1 at Sterling, CO.