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STB Monitoring Rail Service Impacts of Tropical Storm Hilary

08/21/2023 (Monday) [PDF Version]
No. 23-14

Michael Booth
FedRelay 1 (800) 877-8339

The Surface Transportation Board is actively monitoring any rail service disruptions caused by Tropical Storm Hilary.  Freight and passenger rail service interruptions extending north and east from Southern and Central California have been reported.  Current impacts and updates from the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center can be located here.

The Board is prepared to utilize its emergency service authorities pursuant to 49 U.S.C. § 11123 if a “failure of traffic movement exists which creates an emergency situation of such magnitude as to have substantial adverse effects on shippers, or on rail service in a region of the United States.”

Rail carriers, shippers, and other stakeholders experiencing rail service disruptions that create an emergency situation are asked to contact the Board’s Rail Customer and Public Assistance office.  To request assistance, interested persons may email  or call (202) 245-0238 or (866) 254-1792.