Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting
Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC), pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. app. 2 10(a)(2).
TTX Company, et al.
On January 16, 2014, TTX Company (TTX) and certain participating railroads (collectively Applicants) filed an application to extend for 15 years TTX's flatcar pooling authority, which the Board's predecessor, the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC), originally granted in 1974 and extended in 1989 and 1994, and the Board again extended in 2004. Under the Board's 2004 order, TTX's pooling authority is set to expire October 1, 2014. If the application seeking renewal or modification of pooling authority is pending before the Board but not yet decided by the existing expiration date, the pooling authority shall continue until 180 days after the Board has issued a final decision on the request and all appeals of that decision have been exhausted or the time to appeal has expired.
Rail-Term Corp.-Petition for Declaratory Order
On December 13, 2013, Rail-Term Corp. (Rail-Term) filed a petition for reconsideration of the Board's November 19, 2013 decision which found Rail-Term to be a ``rail carrier,'' as defined in the Interstate Commerce Act at 49 U.S.C. 10102(5), and, therefore, subject to the Board's jurisdiction. In response to filings by the Association of American Railroads (AAR), the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA), and the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association, Inc. (NRC), the Board is allowing the public to file comments as amicus curiae and allowing AAR, ASLRRA, and NRC to participate as amicus curiae.
Petition for Rulemaking to Adopt Revised Competitive Switching Rules
The Surface Transportation Board (the Board) will hold a public hearing to explore further the issues surrounding the petition by The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) and the related comments filed in this proceeding.