Regulations Governing Fees for Services Performed in Connection With Licensing and Related Services-2007 Update
The Board adopts its 2007 User Fee Update and revises its fee schedule to recover the costs associated with the January 2007 Government salary increases and to reflect changes in overhead costs to the Board.
Firstgroup PLC-Acquisition-Laidlaw International, Inc.
On March 8, 2007, FirstGroup plc (FirstGroup), a noncarrier in control of one or more motor carriers of passengers, filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 to acquire Laidlaw International, Inc. (Laidlaw), a noncarrier in control of one or more motor carriers of passengers.\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.
Interpretation of the Term “Contract” in 49 U.S.C. 10709
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
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.