Waybill Sample Reporting
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) proposes to amend its regulations with respect to the Waybill Sample data that railroads are required to submit to the Board. The proposed amendments to the Waybill Sample regulations would simplify the sampling rates of non-intermodal carload shipments and specify separate sampling strata and rates for intermodal shipments.
30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Class I Railroad Annual Report
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of the collection of Class I Railroad Annual Reports, described below. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register on September 12, 2019. That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received.
Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Company-Acquisition and Operation-Certain Rail Lines of CSX Transportation, Inc. in Onondaga, Oswego, Jefferson, Saint Lawrence, and Franklin Counties, NY
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) is accepting for consideration the application filed on October 11, 2019, by Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Company (B&LE or Applicant).\1\ The application seeks Board approval for B&LE, an indirect wholly owned rail carrier subsidiary of Canadian National Railway Company (CNR), to acquire from CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), and to operate approximately 236.3 miles of rail line in New York. This proposal is referred to as the Transaction.
Association of American Railroads-Petition for Rulemaking
The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) seeks information on whether and how particular cost-benefit analysis approaches might be more formally integrated into its rulemaking process.
Transportation Demand Management Holdings, LLC-Acquisition of Control-Badger Bus Transportation Group, Inc.
On October 9, 2019, Transportation Demand Management Holdings, LLC (Holdings), a noncarrier, filed an application for Holdings to acquire control of Badger Bus Transportation Group, Inc. (Badger Group), a noncarrier that controls, among other entities, an interstate and intrastate motor carrier, Badger Coaches, Inc. (Badger Coaches), from Badger Group's shareholders, David H. Meier, John R. Meier, and James A. Meier, and the various family trusts they control (collectively, Sellers). 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.
AAAHI Regional Acquisition LLC-Acquisition of Control-First Class Tours, Inc. and Sierra Stage Coaches, Inc.
On October 4, 2019, AAAHI Regional Acquisition LLC (ARA), a motor carrier, filed an application to acquire control of two interstate passenger motor carriers, First Class Tours, Inc. (First Class), and Sierra Stage Coaches, Inc. (Sierra), from their owners, Reta Jean (Jean) Rogers, Jeffrey Scott (Jeff) Rogers, and Gregory Bryan (Greg) Rogers (collectively, Sellers). 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.