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Kokomo Rail, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Rail Line of Kokomo Rail Co., Inc.
Document Number: 2016-28222
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Vacancy
Document Number: 2016-27963
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) hereby gives notice of one vacancy on its Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC) for a representative of private railcar owners, lessors, or manufacturers. The Board is soliciting suggestions from the public for a candidate to fill this vacancy.
30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Class I Railroad Annual Report
Document Number: 2016-26926
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-08
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-21 (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. 81 FR 47486 (July 21, 2016). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received.
National Express LLC-Acquisition of Control-Trinity, Inc., Trinity Cars, Inc., and Trinity Student Delivery, LLC
Document Number: 2016-26724
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On October 7, 2016, National Express LLC (National Express or Applicant), a noncarrier, filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 to acquire control of Trinity, Inc. (Trinity), Trinity Cars, Inc. (Trinity Cars), and Trinity Student Delivery, LLC (Trinity Student) (collectively, 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 & 1182.8.
AAAHI Acquisition Corporation-Acquisition of Control-All Aboard America! Holdings, Inc., Ace Express Coaches, LLC, All Aboard America! School Transportation, LLC, All Aboard Transit Services, LLC, Hotard Coaches, Inc., Industrial Bus Lines, Inc. d/b/a All Aboard America, and Sureride Charter Inc. d/b/a Sundiego Charter Co.
Document Number: 2016-26103
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On September 29, 2016, AAAHI Acquisition Corporation (AAC), a noncarrier, filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 for AAC to acquire All Aboard America! Holdings, Inc. (AAAHI), a noncarrier holding company that wholly owns passenger motor carriers Hotard Coaches, Inc. (Hotard), Industrial Bus Lines, Inc. d/b/a All Aboard America (Industrial), Sureride Charter Inc. d/b/a Sundiego Charter Co. (Sundiego), Ace Express Coaches, LLC (Ace Express), All Aboard Transit Services, LLC (AATS), and All Aboard America! School Transportation, LLC (AAAST) (collectively 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.
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2016-25898
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment Rule
Document Number: 2016-25273
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-20
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) is issuing an interim final rule to adjust the Board's civil monetary penalties for inflation pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. As mandated by that act, the Board is issuing a ``catch-up adjustment'' for its penalties and will thereafter make annual inflation adjustments according to a specified formula.
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Dickenson and Buchanan Counties, VA
Document Number: 2016-25353
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
InterVISTAS Study
Document Number: 2016-25020
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board will host a roundtable discussion among noted economists on an independent report that assesses the Board's rate reasonableness methodologies, including the stand-alone cost methodology, and possible alternatives.
New Orleans Public Belt Railroad-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-Illinois Central Railroad Company
Document Number: 2016-24909
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Soo Line Railroad Company-Abandonment of Trackage Located in Burleigh County, N.D.
Document Number: 2016-24886
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Indiana Rail Road Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-CSX Transportation, Inc.
Document Number: 2016-24876
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
WRL, LLC-Acquisition Exemption-City of Tacoma, Department of Public Works
Document Number: 2016-24861
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: System Diagram Maps
Document Number: 2016-24617
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501- 3521 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of an extension for the collection of system diagram maps, which is further described below. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register. 81 FR 26,304 (May 2, 2016). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received.
30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Rail Depreciation Studies
Document Number: 2016-24616
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521 (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 Rail Depreciation Studies. This information collection is described in detail below. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register. 81 FR 26,304 (May 2, 2016). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received.
30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Household Goods Movers' Disclosure Requirements
Document Number: 2016-24615
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521 (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 information collections (here, third-party disclosures) required by the Board's decisions in Released Rates of Motor Common Carriers of Household Goods, RR 999 (Amendment No. 5) (STB served Jan. 21, 2011); Released Rates of Motor Common Carriers of Household Goods, RR 999 (Amendment No. 5) (STB served Jan. 10, 2012). The information collection is described in more detail below. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register. 81 FR 35,810 (June 3, 2016). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received.
30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Arbitration Option Notices
Document Number: 2016-24609
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501- 3521 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of an extension for the collection of Arbitration Option Notices, which is further described below. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register. 81 FR 26,303 (May 2, 2016). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received.
Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation-Abandonment Exemption-in Scott County, Iowa
Document Number: 2016-24330
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-07
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway Company-Change in Operator Exemption-Iowa Interstate Railroad, Ltd.
Document Number: 2016-24322
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-07
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Trackage Rights Exemption-Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company
Document Number: 2016-24187
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Offers of Financial Assistance
Document Number: 2016-24056
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) is proposing changes to its rules pertaining to Offers of Financial Assistance to improve the process and protect it against abuse.
Florida Northern Railroad Company, Inc.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Marion County, Fla.
Document Number: 2016-23727
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Lehigh Railway, LLC-Lease Exemption Containing Interchange Commitment-Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 2016-23695
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
New England Transrail, LLC, d/b/a Wilmington & Woburn Terminal Railway-Construction, Acquisition and Operation Exemption-in Wilmington and Woburn, Mass.
Document Number: 2016-23692
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On June 24, 2016, New England Transrail, LLC (NET) filed a petition for exemption with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502 and 10901 in Docket No. FD 34797 (Sub-No. 1). NET intends to acquire, construct and operate various rail lines and construct and operate transloading facilities, where goods and materials are transferred from rail to truck, in the towns of Wilmington and Woburn, Massachusetts. NET proposes to acquire 5,727 feet of existing track, to rehabilitate or construct a combined 10,838 feet of track, and to operate as a rail carrier over the total 16,565 feet of track on and adjacent to property currently owned by the Olin Corporation at 51 Eames Street in Wilmington.\1\ NET anticipates moving goods and materials (e.g. bricks, newspaper, steel, glycols, biofuels, liquid natural gas, vegetable oils, wood chips, sand, and gravel) and transloading them from rail cars directly onto trucks, into holding tanks, or into a warehouse on site for temporary storage.
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Pike County, KY
Document Number: 2016-23535
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Logan County, W. Va.
Document Number: 2016-23276
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Class I Railroad Accounting and Financial Reporting-Transportation of Hazardous Materials
Document Number: 2016-23144
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board is withdrawing the advance notice of proposed rulemaking and discontinuing the EP 681 rulemaking proceeding which sought comment on whether and how it should update its accounting and financial reporting for Class I rail carriers to better capture the operating costs of transporting hazardous materials.
Genesee & Wyoming Inc.-Acquisition of Control Exemption-Providence and Worcester Railroad Company
Document Number: 2016-22985
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
Document Number: 2016-22949
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board approves the fourth quarter 2016 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The fourth quarter 2016 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 0.881. The fourth quarter 2016 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.371. The fourth quarter 2016 RCAF-5 is 0.352.
National Express LLC-Acquisition Of Control-New Dawn Transit, Llc
Document Number: 2016-22283
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On August 17, 2016, National Express LLC (National Express or Applicant), a non-carrier, filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 to acquire control of New Dawn Transit, LLC (New Dawn). 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 & 1182.8.
Ozinga Bros., Inc.-Continuance in Control Exemption-Chicago Port Railroad Company
Document Number: 2016-22102
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Railroad Revenue Adequacy-2015 Determination
Document Number: 2016-21869
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On September 8, 2016, the Board served a decision announcing the 2015 revenue adequacy determinations for the Nation's Class I railroads. Four carriers, BNSF Railway Company, Grand Trunk Corporation, Soo Line Corporation, and Union Pacific Railroad Company, were found to be revenue adequate.
Mississippi Southern Railroad, L.L.C.-Lease and Operation Exemption-The Kansas City Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 2016-21773
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Grand Elk Railroad, Inc.-Acquisition of Incidental Trackage Rights Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 2016-21701
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company-Operation Exemption-Valley Line in Harrison and Jefferson Counties, Ohio
Document Number: 2016-21623
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-08
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-21456
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-07
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.
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2016-21411
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-07
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Rail Transportation of Grain, Rate Regulation Review; Expanding Access to Rate Relief
Document Number: 2016-21305
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-07
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) is seeking comments and suggestions through this Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) regarding the Board's effort to develop a new rate reasonableness methodology for use in very small disputes, which would be available to shippers of all commodities.
Notice of National Grain Car Council Meeting
Document Number: 2016-20848
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the National Grain Car Council (NGCC), pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C., app. 2 10(a)(2).
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Pima County, Ariz.
Document Number: 2016-20645
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Corporate Family Merger Exemption-The Three Rivers Railway Company
Document Number: 2016-20528
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Southeastern Land, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Vaughan Railroad Company
Document Number: 2016-20377
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation