Surface Transportation Board April 4, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Interpretation of the Term “Contract” in 49 U.S.C. 10709
Document Number: E7-6215
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board seeks public comments on a proposal to interpret the term ``contract'' in 49 U.S.C. 10709 as embracing any bilateral agreement between a carrier and a shipper for rail transportation in which the railroad agrees to a specific rate for a specific period of time in exchange for consideration from the shipper, such as a commitment to tender a specific amount of freight during a specific period or to make specific investments in rail facilities.
New England Transrail, LLC, D/B/A Wilmington & Woburn Terminal Railway-Construction, Acquisition and Operation Exemption-in Wilmington and Woburn, MA
Document Number: E7-6214
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board will hold an oral argument on Thursday, April 19, 2007, at 10 a.m., at its offices in Washington, DC. The argument will explore what planned activities by the above- referenced petitioner would be part of rail transportation subject to the Board's jurisdiction. All current parties of record may participate, and New England Transrail, LLC (NET) is directed to participate.
BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Swift County, MN
Document Number: E7-5784
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation