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2020 Tax Information for Use in the Revenue Shortfall Allocation Method
Document Number: 2021-12440
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board is publishing, and providing the public an opportunity to comment on, the 2020 weighted average state tax rates for each Class I railroad, as calculated by the Association of American Railroads (AAR), for use in the Revenue Shortfall Allocation Method (RSAM).
Mississippi Central Railroad Co.-Amended Lease and Operation Exemption-Line of Tishomingo County, Mississippi
Document Number: 2021-12325
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-11
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2021-12025
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-08
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad LLC-Continuance in Control Exemption-Gulf & Ship Island Railroad LLC
Document Number: 2021-11994
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-08
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Petition for Rulemaking-Railroad Consolidation Procedures-Exemption for Emergency Temporary Trackage Rights
Document Number: 2021-11889
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-07
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) grants a petition filed by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) to initiate a rulemaking proceeding to establish a new class exemption for emergency temporary trackage rights. The Board also proposes certain other related changes to the class exemptions for trackage rights and temporary trackage rights.
City of Los Angeles-Abandonment Exemption-in Los Angeles County, Cal.
Document Number: 2021-11822
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-07
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
CSX Corporation and CSX Transportation, Inc., et al.-Control and Merger-Pan Am Systems, Inc., Pan Am Railways, Inc., Boston and Maine Corporation, Maine Central Railroad Company, Northern Railroad, Pan Am Southern LLC, Portland Terminal Company, Springfield Terminal Railway Company, Stony Brook Railroad Company, and Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad Company; Norfolk Southern Railway-Trackage Rights Exemption-CSX Transportation, Inc.; Norfolk Southern Railway-Trackage Rights Exemption-Providence & Worcester Railroad; Norfolk Southern Railway-Trackage Rights Exemption-Boston & Maine Corp.; Norfolk Southern Railway-Trackage Rights Exemption-Pan Am Southern LLC; Pittsburg & Shawmut Railroad-Operation Exemption-Pan Am Southern LLC; SMS Rail Lines of New York, LLC-Discontinuance Exemption-in Albany County, N.Y.
Document Number: 2021-11507
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board rejects as incomplete an application seeking approval for CSX Corporation (CSXC), CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), and 747 Merger Sub 2, Inc., to acquire control of seven rail carriers owned by Pan Am Systems, Inc. (Systems), and Pan Am Railways, Inc. (PAR), and to merge six of those railroads into CSXT. The Board finds that the application fails to include the information needed to satisfy the Market Analysis requirement for a ``significant'' transaction application under our regulations. However, the applicants are permitted to file a revised application.
C&S Railroad Corporation-Lease and Operation Exemption-Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad Company
Document Number: 2021-11350
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad Company-Acquisition Exemption-Carbon County, Pa.
Document Number: 2021-11345
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Cincinnati Railway Company-Modified Rail Certificate
Document Number: 2021-11303
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
EQT Infrastructure V Collect EUR SCSp and EQT Infrastructure V Collect USD SCSp-Acquisition of Control-First Student, Inc.; First Transit, Inc.; First Mile Square, LLC; First Canada ULC; and Transit Management of Dutchess County, Inc.
Document Number: 2021-10782
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
EQT Infrastructure V Collect EUR SCSp and EQT Infrastructure V Collect USD SCSp, each a noncarrier acting by its manager EQT Fund Management S.[agrave] r.l. (jointly, Applicants or EQT), have filed an application to acquire control of First Student, Inc., First Transit, Inc., First Mile Square, LLC, First Canada ULC, and Transit Management of Dutchess County, Inc. (collectively, Target Carriers), which each hold interstate carrier operating authority in the United States, from FirstGroup plc (FirstGroup) and its subsidiary FirstBus Investments Ltd. (FirstBus), through a stock purchase agreement. 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.
Lubbock & Western Railway, L.L.C.-Lease and Operation Exemption With Interchange Commitment-BNSF Railway Company
Document Number: 2021-10757
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Union Railroad Company, LLC-Abandonment Exemption-in the City of McKeesport, Allegheny County, PA
Document Number: 2021-10724
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Canadian National Railway Company. Grand Trunk Corporation, and CN'S Rail Operating Subsidiaries-Control-Kansas City Southern, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, Gateway Eastern Railway Company, and The Texas Mexican Railway Company
Document Number: 2021-10668
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-20
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Canadian National Railway Company (CNR), Grand Trunk Corporation (GTC), and their rail operating subsidiaries (collectively with CNR and GTC, CN or Applicants) have notified the Surface Transportation Board (Board) of their intent to file an application seeking authority for the acquisition of control by CNR, through its wholly owned subsidiary Brooklyn Merger Sub, Inc. (Brooklyn Merger Sub), of Kansas City Southern, and through it, of The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), Gateway Eastern Railway Company, and The Texas Mexican Railway Company (collectively, KCS), in the event that Kansas City Southern accepts an acquisition proposal that CN conveyed to Kansas City Southern's Board of Directors on April 20, 2021 (CN Proposal). Applicants have indicated that 2019 will be the base year for their impact analysis and that they anticipate filing their application on approximately August 20, 2021.
Indiana Rail Road Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Vigo County, Ind.
Document Number: 2021-09959
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-11
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Stillwater Central Railroad, L.L.C.-Lease Exemption With Interchange Commitment-BNSF Railway Company
Document Number: 2021-09505
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Frederick County, MD
Document Number: 2021-09106
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Watco Holdings, Inc.-Continuance in Control Exemption-Ringneck & Western Railroad, L.L.C.
Document Number: 2021-09058
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Blue Ridge Southern Railroad, L.L.C.-Abandonment Exemption-in Henderson and Transylvania Counties, NC
Document Number: 2021-08741
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
CSX Corporation and CSX Transportation, Inc., et al.-Control and Merger-Pan Am Systems, Inc., Pan Am Railways, Inc., Boston and Maine Corporation, Maine Central Railroad Company, Northern Railroad, Pan Am Southern LLC, Portland Terminal Company, Springfield Terminal Railway Company, Stony Brook Railroad Company, and Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad Company; Norfolk Southern Railway-Trackage Rights Exemption-CSX Transportation, Inc.; Norfolk Southern Railway-Trackage Rights Exemption-Providence & Worcester Railroad; Norfolk Southern Railway-Trackage Rights Exemption-Boston & Maine Corp.; Norfolk Southern Railway-Trackage Rights Exemption-Pan Am Southern LLC; Pittsburg & Shawmut Railroad-Operation Exemption-Pan Am Southern LLC; SMS Rail Lines of New York, LLC-Discontinuance Exemption-in Albany County, NY
Document Number: 2021-08493
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) invites public comments on a proposed procedural schedule for this proceeding. On February 25, 2021, CSX Corporation (CSXC), CSX Transportation Inc. (CSXT), 747 Merger Sub 2, Inc. (747 Merger Sub 2), Pan Am Systems, Inc. (Systems), Pan Am Railways, Inc. (PAR), Boston and Maine Corporation (Boston & Maine), Maine Central Railroad Company (Maine Central), Northern Railroad (Northern), Portland Terminal Company (Portland Terminal), Springfield Terminal Railway Company (Springfield Terminal), Stony Brook Railroad Company (Stony Brook), and Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad Company (V&M) (collectively, Applicants) submitted a filing with the Board. The applicants are seeking approval for: (1) CSXC, CSXT, and 747 Merger Sub 2 to control the seven railroads controlled by Systems and PAR, and (2) CSXT to merge six of the seven railroads into CSXT. In Decision No. 1, served and published on March 25, 2021, the Board accepted the February 25 submission as a prefiling notification, thus allowing Applicants to supplement their submission with the requisite information for a ``significant'' transaction in accordance with the Board's regulations, between April 25 and June 25, 2021 (i.e., two to four months after the prefiling notice was submitted).
Grainbelt Corporation-Trackage Rights Exemption-BNSF Railway Company
Document Number: 2021-08492
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited; Canadian Pacific Railway Company; Soo Line Railroad Company; Central Maine & Quebec Railway US Inc.; Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation; and Delaware & Hudson Railway Company, Inc.-Control-Kansas City Southern; The Kansas City Southern Railway Company; Gateway Eastern Railway Company; and The Texas Mexican Railway Company
Document Number: 2021-08283
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (Canadian Pacific), Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CPRC), and their U.S. rail carrier subsidiaries, Soo Line Railroad Company (Soo Line), Central Maine & Quebec Railway US Inc., Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation, and Delaware & Hudson Railway Company, Inc. (collectively, CP) and Kansas City Southern and its U.S. rail carrier subsidiaries, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), Gateway Eastern Railway Company, and The Texas Mexican Railway Company (collectively, KCS) (CP and KCS collectively, Applicants) have notified the Surface Transportation Board (Board) of their intent to file an application seeking authority for the acquisition of control by Canadian Pacific, through its indirect, wholly owned subsidiary Cygnus Merger Sub 2 Corporation (Cygnus Merger Sub 2 Corp.), of Kansas City Southern, and through it, of KCSR and its railroad affiliates, and for the resulting common control by Canadian Pacific of its U.S. railroad subsidiaries, and KCSR and its railroad affiliates. Applicants have indicated that 2019 will be the base year for their impact analysis and that they anticipate filing their application on or shortly after June 28, 2021.
Independence Rail Works Ltd.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Byesville Scenic Trails, LLC
Document Number: 2021-07792
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
GG Railroad, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Line of BQ Railroad Company
Document Number: 2021-07275
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2021-07041
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-06
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.
Demurrage Billing Requirements
Document Number: 2021-07000
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) adopts a final rule that requires Class I carriers to include certain minimum information on or with demurrage invoices and provide machine-readable access to the minimum information.
Montana Rail Link, Inc.-Petition for Rulemaking-Classification of Carriers
Document Number: 2021-06963
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) is adopting a final rule amending the thresholds for classifying rail carriers.
Northern Indiana Railroad Company, LLC-Acquisition Exemption-Town of North Judson, Ind.
Document Number: 2021-06842
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2021-04468
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board is publishing the Regulatory Flexibility Agenda for fall 2020.
Katahdin Railcar Services LLC-Change in Operators Exemption-Ohio Terminal Railway Company
Document Number: 2021-06460
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
CSX Corporation and CSX Transportation, Inc., et al.-Control and Merger-Pan Am Systems, Inc., Pan Am Railways, Inc., Boston and Maine Corporation, Maine Central Railroad Company, Northern Railroad, Pan Am Southern LLC, Portland Terminal Company, Springfield Terminal Railway Company, Stony Brook Railroad Company, and Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad Company
Document Number: 2021-06211
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) \1\ has reviewed the submission filed February 25, 2021, by CSX Corporation (CSXC), CSX Transportation Inc. (CSXT),\2\ 747 Merger Sub 2, Inc. (747 Merger Sub 2), Pan Am Systems, Inc. (Systems), Pan Am Railways, Inc. (PAR), Boston and Maine Corporation (Boston & Maine), Maine Central Railroad Company (Maine Central), Northern Railroad (Northern), Portland Terminal Company (Portland Terminal), Springfield Terminal Railway Company (Springfield Terminal), Stony Brook Railroad Company (Stony Brook), and Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad Company (V&M) (collectively, Applicants). The submission is styled as an application for a ``minor'' transaction seeking Board approval for: (1) CSXC, CSXT, and 747 Merger Sub 2 to control the seven railroads controlled by Systems and PAR,\3\ and (2) CSXT to merge six of the seven railroads into CSXT. This proposal is referred to as the ``Proposed Transaction.''
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
Document Number: 2021-06042
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board approves the second quarter 2021 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The second quarter 2021 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 1.059. The second quarter 2021 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.441. The second quarter 2021 RCAF-5 is 0.417.
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Boone County, W. Va.
Document Number: 2021-05466
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Vicksburg Southern Railroad, L.L.C.-Lease and Operation Exemption-The Kansas City Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 2021-05127
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Grainbelt Corporation-Trackage Rights Exemption-BNSF Railway Company
Document Number: 2021-05108
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Marin, Napa, and Sonoma Counties, Cal.
Document Number: 2021-05104
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2021-04389
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures-Productivity Adjustment
Document Number: 2021-03805
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
In a decision served on February 19, 2021, the Board proposed to adopt 1.008 (0.8% per year) as the measure of average (geometric mean) change in railroad productivity for the 2015-2019 (five-year) period. The Board's February 19, 2021 decision stated that comments may be filed addressing any perceived data and computational errors in the Board's calculation. The decision also stated that, unless a further order is used postponing the effective date, the decision will take effect on March 11, 2021.
BNSF Railway Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company
Document Number: 2021-03670
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation