Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) publishes the names of the persons selected to serve on its Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board (PRB).
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
The Board has approved the third quarter 2006 rail cost adjustment factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The third quarter 2006 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 1.192. The third quarter 2006 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.566. The third quarter 2006 RCAF-5 is 0.540.
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.
Grupo Senda Autotransporte, S.A. de C.V. & Turimex del Norte, S.A. de C.V.-Acquisition of Control-Coach Investments LLC
Grupo Senda Autotransporte, S.A. de C.V. (Grupo Senda), and Turimex del Norte, S.A. de C.V. (TDN) (collectively, Applicants), have filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 to acquire control of Coach Investments LLC (Coach), by acquiring substantially all of the outstanding stock of Coach from David Rodriguez Benitez, Jaime Protasio Rodriguez Benitez, Alberto Rodriguez Benitez, and Maria Elena Rodriguez Benitez (collectively, Rodriguez Siblings). Coach currently controls Turimex LLC (Turimex), a federally regulated motor carrier of passengers. 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.
Iowa Interstate Railroad, Ltd.-Acquisition Exemption-Great Western Railway Company of Iowa, L.L.C.
The Board grants an exemption, under 49 U.S.C. 10502, from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10902 for Iowa Interstate Railroad, Ltd. (IAIS), a Class II rail carrier, to acquire by purchase a rail yard owned by Great Western Railway Company of Iowa, L.L.C., subject to employee protective conditions. The rail yard consists of approximately 55 acres and 15 tracks, and extends from milepost 0 at 18th Street to milepost 1.6, at Council Bluffs, IA.