Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
The Board has approved the first quarter 2014 rail cost adjustment factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The first quarter 2014 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 0.980. The first quarter 2014 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.424. The first quarter 2014 RCAF-5 is 0.400.
Royal City Charter Coach Lines Ltd.-Acquisition of Control-Quick Coach Lines Ltd. d/b/a Quick Shuttle Service
On November 18, 2013, Royal City Charter Coach Lines Ltd. (Royal, or Applicant) filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 for approval of its acquisition of control of Quick Coach Lines Ltd. d/b/a Quick Shuttle Service (Quick). The Board is tentatively approving and authorizing the transaction, and, if no opposing comments are timely filed, this notice will be the final Board action. Persons wishing to oppose the application must follow the rules at 49 CFR 1182.5 and 1182.8.
Rail Transportation of Grain, Rate Regulation Review
The Surface Transportation Board invites public comment on how to ensure the Board's rate complaint procedures are accessible to grain shippers and provide effective protection against unreasonable freight rail transportation rates.