Clean Truck Coalition, LLC, et al.-Pooling Application
By application filed on June 3, 2009, certain participating motor carriers (Applicants) in the Clean Truck Coalition, LLC (CTC), a California limited liability corporation, jointly request approval of a pooling agreement under 49 U.S.C. 14302 and 49 CFR 1184.1, et seq. Applicants propose to pool and/or divide specialized clean truck equipment and corresponding traffic, as necessary, and to use collective purchasing options through a central buying mechanism for fuel, equipment, and materials to manage operations costs. As a result of the agreement, Applicants would be part of the Clean Trucks Program (program), an environmental program aimed at reducing air pollution caused by the trucks used to transport cargo to and from the harbor facilities of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, CA (the Ports). The program is sponsored through the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (the Plan),\1\ and provides grants and financial incentives that allow selected trucking companies to replace older, high-polluting trucks with newer, cleaner trucks. The Plan defines the relevant market as shipments transported to and from the Ports using clean trucks. The outbound deliveries generally would be to designated rail and truck container yards, nearby distribution facilities, and other regional service points. Inbound shipments would represent traffic moving in the reverse direction. Applicants would continue to conduct their own transportation operations serving the Ports and augment their present service from a separate to a joint regionalized service.
BNSF Railway Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company
Under 49 U.S.C. 10502, the Board revokes the class exemption as it pertains to the trackage rights described in STB Finance Docket No. 35238 \1\ to permit the trackage rights to expire at midnight on December 31, 2009, in accordance with the agreement of the parties, subject to the employee protective conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line R. Co.AbandonmentGoshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979).
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
The Board has approved the third quarter 2009 rail cost adjustment factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The third quarter 2009 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 0.938. The third quarter 2009 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.426. The third quarter 2009 RCAF-5 is 0.403.
Arizona Eastern Railway, Inc.-Construction Exemption-in Graham County, AZ
The Board grants an exemption, under 49 U.S.C. 10502, from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10901 for Arizona Eastern Railway, Inc. (AZER) to construct a 12.1-mile rail line in Graham County, AZ, beginning at milepost 1133.5 at Safford, AZ, where it would connect with AZER's existing line and proceed 12.1 miles across the Gila River to the Safford Regional Airport and the Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. Dos Pobres Mine in Safford.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) publishes the names of the Persons selected to serve on its Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board (PRB).