Surface Transportation Board March 1, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Railroad Cost of Capital-2012
Document Number: 2013-04728
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-01
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board is instituting a proceeding to determine the railroad industry's cost of capital for 2012. The decision solicits comments on the following issues: (1) The railroads' 2012 current cost of debt capital; (2) the railroads' 2012 current cost of preferred equity capital (if any); (3) the railroads' 2012 cost of common equity capital; and (4) the 2012 capital structure mix of the railroad industry on a market value basis. Comments should focus on the various cost of capital components listed above using the same methodology followed in Railroad Cost of Capital2011, EP 558 (Sub-No. 15) (STB served Sept. 13, 2012).