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STB Announces Final Hearing Dates and Voting Conference in Amtrak Gulf Coast Proceeding

10/28/2022 (Friday) [PDF Version]
No. 22-48

Michael Booth
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UPDATE:  The hearing dates scheduled for November 17 and 18, 2022 are postponed until November 30, 2022, beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET.  The voting conference remains scheduled for December 7, 2022 unless the parties inform the Board that they have reached a settlement before that date.

The Surface Transportation Board today announced that the hearing regarding the National Railroad Passenger Corporation’s (Amtrak) application to operate Gulf Coast Service will continue on November 17 and 18, 2022, beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET each day.  The Board also announced that it will hold a voting conference on December 7, 2022, beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET.

The hearing will be limited to examination and cross-examination of the new evidence presented in the supplemental materials filed following the conclusion of the hearings on May 12, 2022, and to present closing arguments.  The Board expects the evidentiary part of this hearing to be completed within five hours.  During the December 7, 2022 voting conference, the Board members will discuss among themselves, and may vote on, the outcome of the case.  Although the voting conference will be open for public observation, no participation by the Parties or the public will be permitted.

The hearing and the voting conference will be in person at the Board’s headquarters, located at 395 E Street, S.W., Washington, DC  20423.  The hearing and voting conference will also be available for public viewing on the Board’s YouTube page.  Attendance instructions for the hearing are contained in the decision.

Today’s notice in Application of the National Railroad Passenger 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.