Fenway Partners Capital Fund III, L.P., et al.
Fenway Partners Capital Fund III, L.P. (Fenway Partners), a noncarrier, and various subsidiary entities of Fenway Partners (collectively, applicants), have filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 to acquire control of noncarrier Coach America Holdings, Inc. (Coach America), and 30 Coach America-controlled motor passenger carriers. Coach America currently controls through intermediate subsidiaries the following federally regulated motor carriers of passengers: America Charters Ltd.; American Coach Lines of Atlanta, Inc.; American Coach Lines of Jacksonville, Inc.; American Coach Lines of Miami, Inc.; American Coach Lines of Orlando, Inc.; CUSA LLC; CUSA ASL, LLC d/b/a Arrow Stage Lines; CUSA AT, LLC d/b/a Americoach Tours; CUSA AWC, LLC d/b/a All West Coachlines; CUSA BCCAE, LLC d/b/a Blackhawk-Central City Ace Express; CUSA CC, LLC d/b/a Coach USA Los Angeles; CUSA CSS, LLC d/b/a Crew Shuttle Services; CUSA EE, LLC d/b/a El Expreso; CUSA ELKO, LLC d/b/a K-T Contract Services Elko; CUSA ES, LLC d/b/a Express Shuttle; CUSA FL, LLC d/b/a Franciscan Lines; CUSA FTT, LLC d/b/a Fun Time Tours; CUSA GCBS, LLC d/b/a Goodall's Charter Bus Service; CUSA GCT, LLC d/b/a Gulf Coast Transportation; CUSA KBC, LLC d/b/a Kerrville Bus Company; CUSA K-TCS, LLC d/b/a Coach USA and d/ b/a Gray Line Airport Shuttle; CUSA K-TCS, LLC d/b/a Arizona Charters; CUSA PCSTC, LLC d/b/a Pacific Coast Sightseeing Tours & Charters; CUSA PRTS, LLC d/b/a Powder River Transportation Services; CUSA RAZ, LLC d/ b/a Raz Transportation Company; Dillon's Bus Service Inc.; Florida Cruise Connection, Inc. d/b/a Cruise Connection; Midnight Sun Tours, Inc.; Southern Coach Company; and Southern Tours, Inc.\1\ 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 of Control Exemption-Lincoln & Southern 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 Iowa Interstate Railroad, Ltd., a Class II carrier, to acquire control by stock purchase of Lincoln & Southern Railroad Company, a Class III carrier.
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
The Board has approved the first quarter 2007 rail cost adjustment factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The first quarter 2007 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 1.208. The first quarter 2007 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.568. The first quarter 2007 RCAF-5 is 0.540.
Notice and Request for Comments
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent to seek from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an extension of approval for the currently approved Waybill Compliance Survey. This information collection is described in detail below. Comments are requested concerning (1) The accuracy of the Board's burden estimates; (2) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (3) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, when appropriate; and (4) whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility. Submitted comments will be summarized and included in the Board's request for OMB approval.