The Surface Transportation Board (STB) is an economic regulatory agency charged with resolving freight railroad rate and service disputes, reviewing proposed rail mergers, rail line purchases, constructions and abandonments. The Board also oversees Amtrak's on-time performance and has jurisdiction over other matters.
The STB often addresses rail service issues that potentially have significant impact on the transport of chemicals and other freight commodities. CI frequently submits comments to relevant dockets, either on its own or jointly with other associations having rail customer interests. Below is a sample list of dockets two which CI has submitted comments. Individual comments and STB decisions can be searched on STB’s website.
EP 752 – AAR Petition to Implement Cost-Benefit Analysis
EP 755 – Final Offer Rate Review
EP 756 – Market Dominance Streamlined Approach
EP 765 – Railroad Petition for Alternative Arbitration Program
EP 766 – Railroad Petition for Modified Revenue Adequacy Determinations