CEI letter to House and Senate leadership focuses on STB’s proposed revenue adequacy rules

A letter sent today to Senate and House leaders, for the Senate Subcommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, from leadership at the Washington, D.C.-based Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a non-profit libertarian think tank, in advance of the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) December 12-13 hearing on railroad revenue adequacy, raised concerns over what it called the potential for the STB to use revenue adequacy as...

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AAR offers up comments on rate review proposals issued by the STB

Earlier this week, the Washington-based Association of American Railroads (AAR) said it filed comments with the Surface Transportation Board (STB) in regards to the STB’s Final Offer Rate Review (FORR) proposed rule, in which the AAR said that it is calling on the STB to withdraw the rule proposal, as it contends it is unlawful. Source: logistics Mgmt

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ASLRRA heralds House Support for short line tax credit

The Washington-based American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) recently announced it has hit what it called a historic high, of 272 supporters, for the companion bill in the United States House of Representatives, H.R. 510, which calls for the permanence of the Short Line Tax Credit (45G). Source: logistics Mgmt

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STB issues proposed rules for rate review procedures

Following the release of a report last spring by the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) Rate Reform Task Force comprised of recommendations for potential changes to the STB’s rate review processes and methodologies, the STB said this week that it has proposed new rules as part of its ongoing effort to make its rate review procedures more accessible, efficient, and transparent, including for small customers. Source: logistics Mgmt

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