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STB Institutes A Proceeding on Amtrak’s Application For an Order Allowing Operations Over CSXT and NSR Lines Along the Gulf Coast

08/06/2021 (Friday) [PDF Version]
No. 21-34

Michael Booth
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The Surface Transportation Board today instituted a proceeding on the application filed by the National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak) under 49 U.S.C. § 24308(e), which seeks an STB order requiring CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), and Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) to allow Amtrak to operate additional intercity passenger trains over their lines along the Gulf Coast between New Orleans, La., and Mobile, Ala.

In addition to instituting a proceeding, the decision also denies a motion to dismiss filed by CSXT and NSR, denies as moot a request for an interim order regarding track access by Amtrak, establishes a procedural schedule, and appoints an administrative law judge to resolve initially all discovery disputes.

The Board’s decision in Application of the National Passenger Railroad Corporation Under 49 U.S.C. § 24308(e)—CSX Transportation, Inc., and Norfolk Southern Railway Company, Docket No. FD 36496, may be viewed and downloaded here.