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STB Rulemaking Could Reduce Captive Rail Shipper Protections

USA - January 5 2021 On December 30, 2020, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) issued a decision opening a rulemaking proceeding to consider proposals by three Class I…

David E. Benz, Jason D. Tutrone, Jeffrey O. Moreno, Karyn A. Booth.

STB Institutes Rulemaking for Small Rate Dispute Voluntary Arbitration Program

USA - December 2 2020 On November 24, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) granted a petition for rulemaking sought by five railroad parties - Canadian National Railway…

Jeffrey O. Moreno, Karyn A. Booth.

STB Issues Final Rule on Market Dominance Pleadings

USA - August 5 2020 On July 31, the Surface Transportation Board (Board) issued a final rule establishing a streamlined approach for pleading market dominance in rate…

David E. Benz, Jason D. Tutrone, Jeffrey O. Moreno, Karyn A. Booth.

STB Issues Demurrage Policy and Direct-Billing Rule; Proposes Billing Requirement Modifications

USA - May 1 2020 On April 30, the Surface Transportation Board (Board) issued three decisions addressing railroad demurrage and accessorial rules and charges, which…

David E. Benz, Jason D. Tutrone, Jeffrey O. Moreno, Karyn A. Booth.

COVID-19 Results in FRA and PHMSA Issuing Regulatory Waivers and Non-Enforcement Guidance

USA - April 13 2020 Federal agencies that regulate the nation’s rail transportation and hazmat systems have relaxed certain regulatory functions in light of the…

David E. Benz.