Surface Transportation Board 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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National Express Transit Corporation-Acquisition of Control-Trans Express, Inc., and Rainbow Management Service Inc.
Document Number: 2015-10209
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-01
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
National Express Transit Corporation (NETC or Applicant) has filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 to acquire control of Trans Express Inc. (Trans Express) and Rainbow Management Service Inc. (Rainbow) (together, Acquisition Carriers). 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.
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Lease Exemption-BNSF Railway Company
Document Number: 2015-09484
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 2015-09360
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
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.
Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation-Trackage Rights Exemption-Soo Line Railroad Company
Document Number: 2015-08670
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-15
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Soo Line Railroad Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation
Document Number: 2015-08669
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-15
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Nittany and Bald Eagle Railroad Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 2015-08252
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Illinois Central Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Champaign County, Ill
Document Number: 2015-08111
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Waukesha County, Wis.
Document Number: 2015-08080
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-08
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Chicago, Cook County, Ill.
Document Number: 2015-07785
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2015-07657
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
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.
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Raleigh County, W. Va
Document Number: 2015-07573
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Illinois Central Railroad Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Sangamon and Montgomery Counties, Ill.
Document Number: 2015-07558
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Company-Lease and Operation Exemption-Rail Line of Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 2015-07560
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-01
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Wisconsin Central Ltd.-Abandonment Exemption-in Lake County, Ill.
Document Number: 2015-07243
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-31
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Signal Specialties, Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Line in Buchanan County, MO
Document Number: 2015-06952
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
Document Number: 2015-06695
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board approves the second quarter 2015 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The second quarter 2015 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 0.880. The second quarter 2015 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.376. The second quarter 2015 RCAF-5 is 0.355.
Notice of Rescheduled Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2015-06424
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-20
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
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). This meeting was originally scheduled for Thursday, March 5, 2015, 80 FR 8760. However, the meeting was cancelled because of inclement weather in Washington, DC, which ultimately led the Federal Government to close that day.
Portland & Western Railroad, Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Port of Tillamook Bay
Document Number: 2015-06297
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Elizabethtown Industrial Railroad LLC-Operation Exemption-Rail Holdings, Inc.
Document Number: 2015-05212
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Eric Bickleman and Robert Lowe-Continuance in Control Exemption-Elizabethtown Industrial Railroad LLC
Document Number: 2015-05208
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Academy Bus LLC-Acquisition of the Properties of Evergreen Trails Inc. d/b/a Horizon Coach Lines
Document Number: 2015-05080
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Academy Bus LLC, a motor carrier of passengers (Academy), has filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 to acquire property of Evergreen Trails Inc. d/b/a Horizon Coach Lines (Evergreen), a 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
Document Number: 2015-04250
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
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 of its intent to seek from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an extension of approval for the collection: Notifications of Trails Act Agreement and Substitute Sponsorship. Under 16 U.S.C. 1247(d) and its regulations, the STB will issue a Certificate of Interim Trail Use (CITU) or Notice of Interim Trail Use (NITU) to a prospective trail sponsor who offers to assume managerial, tax, and legal responsibility for a right-of-way that a rail carrier would otherwise abandon. The CITU/NITU permits parties, for 180 days, to negotiate for a railbanking agreement. If parties reach an agreement, the CITU/NITU automatically authorizes railbanking/interim trail use. If no agreement is reached, then upon expiration of the negotiation period, the CITU/NITU authorizes the railroad to exercise its option to fully abandon the line without further action by the Board. Pursuant to 49 CFR 1152.29, parties must jointly notify the Board when a trail use agreement has been reached, and must identify the exact location of the right-of-way subject to the agreement, including a map and milepost marker information. The rules also require parties to file a petition to modify or vacate the CITU/NITU if the trail use agreement applies to less of the right-of-way than covered by the CITU/ NITU. Finally, the rules require that a substitute trail sponsor must acknowledge that interim trail use is subject to restoration and reactivation at any time. Comments are requested 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 the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility. Submitted comments will be summarized and included in the Board's request for OMB approval. Description of Collection
Boston and Maine Corporation-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Essex County, Mass
Document Number: 2015-04106
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
BNSF Railway Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company
Document Number: 2015-03598
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Under 49 U.S.C. 10502, the Board revokes the class exemption as it pertains to the trackage rights described in Docket No. FD 35879 \1\ to permit the trackage rights to expire at midnight on October 31, 2015, in accordance with the agreement 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).
Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures-Productivity Adjustment
Document Number: 2015-03501
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
In a decision served on February 13, 2015, we proposed to adopt 1.007 (0.7% per year) as the measure of average change in railroad productivity for the 2009-2013 (5-year) averaging period. This value represents a decrease of 0.3% from the average for the 2008-2012 period. The Board's February 13, 2015 decision in this proceeding stated that comments may be filed addressing any perceived data and computational errors in our calculation. It also stated that, if there were no further action taken by the Board, the proposed productivity adjustment would become effective on March 1, 2015.
Railroad Cost of Capital-2014
Document Number: 2015-03430
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board is instituting a proceeding to determine the railroad industry's cost of capital for 2014. The decision solicits comments on the following issues: (1) The railroads' 2014 current cost of debt capital; (2) the railroads' 2014 current cost of preferred equity capital (if any); (3) the railroads' 2014 cost of common equity capital; and (4) the 2014 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 Capital2013, EP 558 (Sub-No. 17) (STB served July 31, 2014).
Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2015-03310
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
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 section 10(a)(2).
Bogalusa Bayou Railroad, L.L.C. d/b/a Geaux Geaux Railroad-Operation Exemption-Geaux Geaux Railroad, LLC
Document Number: 2015-03011
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-13
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Paul Didelius-Continuance in Control-CCET, LLC
Document Number: 2015-02411
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Scott County, Tenn.
Document Number: 2015-02145
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Central of Georgia Railroad Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Spalding County, Ga
Document Number: 2015-01686
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Stark County, Ohio
Document Number: 2015-01658
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2015-01569
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
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 of its intent to request from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an extension of approval without revision of a currently approved information collection: Application to Open a Billing Account. The information collection is described in detail below. Comments are requested 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. Submitted comments will be summarized and included in the Board's request for OMB approval.
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Erie County, N.Y.
Document Number: 2015-00721
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Ouachita Railroad, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Union County, Ark., and Union Parish, La.
Document Number: 2015-00595
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2015-00447
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Greenville County Economic Development Corporation-Abandonment Exemption-in Greenville County, S.C.
Document Number: 2015-00151
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Pennsylvania & Southern Railway, LLC-Operation Exemption-Franklin County General Authority
Document Number: 2015-00075
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-08
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
United States Rail Service Issues-Performance Data Reporting
Document Number: 2014-30940
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-01-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Through this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the Board is proposing to establish new regulations requiring all Class I railroads and the Chicago Transportation Coordination Office (CTCO), through its Class I members, to report certain service performance metrics on a weekly basis.