Union Pacific Railroad Company-Lease Exemption-BNSF Railway Company
The Board grants separate exemptions under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323-25 for BNSF to lease from UP approximately 54.12 miles of main line track for both track and signal maintenance and 7.80 miles of right of way for signal maintenance; and for UP to lease from BNSF approximately 14.85 miles of main line track for track and signal maintenance and 1.77 miles of right of way for track maintenance only. The proposed lease transactions involve lines located between South Denver and Bragdon, Colo. (the Joint Corridor) and between Prospect Junction and South Denver, Colo. (the Consolidated Corridor). The exemptions are subject to employee protective conditions.
Ace Express Coaches, LLC, et al.; Acquisition and Control; Certain Properties of Evergreen Trails, Inc. d/b/a Horizon Coach Lines
Ace Express Coaches, LLC (Buyer), and its affiliated parties (All Aboard America! Holdings, Inc. (AHI), Celerity AHI Holdings SPV, LLC (Celerity Holdings), Celerity Partners IV, LLC (Celerity Partners), and Industrial Bus Lines, Inc. (IBL)) (collectively, Applicants) have filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 for the Buyer to acquire certain assets of Evergreen Trails, Inc. d/b/a Horizon Coach Lines (Seller), and for the continuance in control of the Buyer by AHI, Celerity Holdings, and Celerity Partners once the Buyer becomes a federally regulated motor carrier of passengers. 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.
Notice and Request for Comments
As part of its continuing effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on agency service delivery, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3519 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the collection, Application to Open a Billing Account. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register on January 28, 2015, at 80 FR 4634. That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received. Comments may now be submitted to OMB concerning: (1) The accuracy of the Board's burden estimates; (2) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (3) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, when appropriate; and (4) whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility.