SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD DECISION DOCUMENT
    Decision Information

Docket Number:  
FD_34797_1

Case Title:  
NEW ENGLAND TRANSRAIL, LLC, D/B/A WILMINGTON & WOBURN TERMINAL RAILWAY-- CONSTRUCTION, ACQUISITION AND OPERATION EXEMPTION--IN WILMINGTON AND WOBURN, MASS.

Decision Type:  
Decision

Deciding Body:  
Director Of Proceedings

    Decision Summary

Decision Notes:  
DECISION ORDERED: (1) PARTIES TO SUBMIT A STATUS REPORT BY APRIL 12, 2019; AND (2) THAT FUTURE STATUS REPORTS ARE DUE EVERY 90 DAYS THEREAFTER.

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    Full Text of Decision

46933                                        SERVICE DATE – APRIL 5, 2019 

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

 

DECISION

 

Docket No. FD 34797 (Sub­No. 1)

 

NEW ENGLAND TRANSRAIL, LLC, d/b/a WILMINGTON & WOBURN TERMINAL RAILWAY—CONSTRUCTION, ACQUISITION AND OPERATION EXEMPTION—IN WILMINGTON AND WOBURN, MASS.

 

Decided:  April 4, 2019

 

            On June 24, 2016, New England Transrail, LLC (NET), filed a petition seeking an exemption under 49 U.S.C. § 10502 from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. § 10901 to construct or rehabilitate 10,838 feet of track, acquire 5,727 feet of existing track, and operate as a rail carrier over the combined 16,565 feet of track located in Wilmington and Woburn, Mass.  The Board instituted a proceeding on September 20, 2016, and the Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis issued a Notice of Availability of Final Scope of Study for the Environmental Impact Statement on November 2, 2017.[1]

 

            On December 11, 2018, NET and the Town of Wilmington, Mass. (the Town), filed a joint motion to hold this proceeding in abeyance, which was granted on December 14, 2018.  That order directed the parties to file a status report by March 14, 2019, and every 90 days thereafter.  The Board has not received a status report as required by that order.

 

            NET and the Town will be directed to file a status report by April 12, 2019.  Future status reports will be due every 90 days thereafter.

 

            It is ordered:

 

            1.  NET and the Town must file a status report by April 12, 2019.  Future status reports are due every 90 days thereafter.

 

            2.  This decision is effective on the date of service.

 

            By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings.



[1]  On November 14, 2018, NET and Wilmington Woburn Intermodal, LLC (WWI), filed a petition to substitute WWI as the petitioner.  That petition remains pending.