Grainbelt Corporation-Trackage Rights Exemption-BNSF Railway Company and Stillwater Central Railroad, LLC
Under 49 U.S.C. 10502, the Board partially revokes the class exemption as it pertains to the trackage rights described in Docket No. FD 35831 \1\ to permit the trackage rights to expire on February 1, 2023, in accordance with the agreements of the parties, subject to the employee protective conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line RailroadAbandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979).
United States Rail Service Issues and United States Rail Service Issues-Grain
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) will hold a public field hearing on September 4, 2014, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fargo, N.D., to provide interested persons the opportunity to report on service problems in the United States rail network, to hear from rail industry executives on their efforts to address service problems, and to discuss additional options to improve service.
CSX Transportation, Inc., The Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad Company, and Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Joint Relocation Project Exemption-Gary-Chicago International Airport Authority
The Board is granting an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323-25 for CSX Transportation, Inc., to obtain trackage rights from Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) over a 1.7-mile portion of NSR's Gary Branch between approximately milepost TC 244.90 and milepost TC 246.60.\1\
California High-Speed Rail Authority-Construction Exemption-in Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Kern Counties, Cal
The Board is granting an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10901 for the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) to construct an approximately 114-mile high-speed passenger rail line between Fresno and Bakersfield, California (the Line). The Line would be the second section of the statewide California High-Speed Train System. This exemption is subject to environmental mitigation conditions and the condition that the Authority build the route designated as environmentally preferable.