Surface Transportation Board July 31, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Petition for Rulemaking To Adopt Revised Competitive Switching Rules
Document Number: 2012-18687
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (the Board) is commencing a proceeding to consider a proposal submitted by The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) to increase rail-to-rail competition. The Board is seeking empirical evidence about the impact of the proposal, if it were to be adopted. Specifically, the Board is seeking public input on the proposal's impact on rail shippers' rates and service, including shippers that would not benefit under NITL's proposal; the proposal's impact on the rail industry, including its financial condition and network efficiencies; along with methodologies for the access price that would be used in conjunction with competitive switching.