Michigan Central Railway, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Lines of Norfolk Southern Railway Company
By this decision and notice, the Board is commencing a proceeding under 49 U.S.C. 10502(b) and 49 CFR 1121.1 to consider the petition of Michigan Central Railway, LLC (MCR) to exempt its acquisition and operation of certain railroad lines of the Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) in Michigan and Indiana. To allow this proceeding to go forward, we are granting MCR's petition to revoke the application of the class exemption, which would otherwise apply to this transaction. Our revocation of the class exemption as to this transaction will allow us to consider the transaction in greater detail than it could be considered under our regulations for processing notices invoking the class exemption, and it will facilitate the participation of interested persons pursuant to the procedural schedule we are adopting.