Surface Transportation Board January 6, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Amtrak Emergency Routing Orders
Document Number: 2010-33284
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-01-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board or STB) proposes to establish regulations governing the issuance of emergency routing orders upon application of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak). Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 24308(b), the Board has statutory authority to require rail carriers to provide facilities immediately when necessary for the movement of Amtrak trains when Amtrak cannot operate its trains via normal routings due to rail line closures or other emergencies.