Surface Transportation Board March 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Holland America Line Inc.-Control-Westours Motor Coaches, Inc., Evergreen Trails, Inc., Westmark Hotels of Canada, Ltd., Horizon Coach Lines, Ltd., and Discover Alaska Tours, Inc.
Document Number: E8-5772
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On February 21, 2008, Holland America Line Inc. (HAL), a noncarrier that controls four regulated motor passenger carriers, Westours Motor Coaches, Inc. (Westours), Evergreen Trails, Inc., d/b/a Gray Line of Seattle (Evergreen), Westmark Hotels of Canada, Ltd. (Westmark), and Horizon Coach Lines, Ltd. (Horizon),\1\ (collectively, applicants) filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 for acquisition of control by HAL of a new motor passenger carrier, Discover Alaska Tours, Inc. (DAT),\2\ and for continuance in control of Westours, Evergreen, Westmark, and Horizon. Persons wishing to oppose the 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.
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-BNSF Railway Company
Document Number: E8-5544
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-20
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board, under 49 U.S.C. 10502, revokes the class exemption as it pertains to the modified trackage rights described in STB Finance Docket No. 34554 (Sub-No. 8) \1\ to permit the trackage rights to expire on or about December 31, 2008, in accordance with the agreement of the parties,\2\ subject to the employee protective conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line R. Co.AbandonmentGoshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979).
San Joaquin Valley Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Tulare County, CA
Document Number: E8-5548
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Fortress Investment Group LLC, et al.-Exemption for Transaction Within a Corporate Family
Document Number: E8-5546
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in East Whiteland Township, Chester County, PA
Document Number: E8-4642
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Rail Transportation Contracts Under 49 U.S.C. 10709
Document Number: E8-5058
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-13
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board seeks public comments on a proposal to require railroads to include a disclosure statement in any document that they consider to be a rail transportation contract under 49 U.S.C. 10709.
Mid-Michigan Railroad, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Kent, Ionia, and Montcalm Counties, MI
Document Number: E8-4522
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: E8-4709
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
San Joaquin Valley Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Tulare County, CA
Document Number: E8-4421
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation