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Great Lakes Basin Rail Line Project

Great Lakes Basin Transportation, Inc. (GLBT) filed an application pursuant to 49 U.S. C.§10901 on May 1, 2017 seeking authority from the Surface Transportation Board (Board) to construct and operate an approximately 261-mile rail line that would extend generally from Pinola, Indiana through Illinois to a point near Milton, Wisconsin and would connect with existing Class I and short line railroads. The Board rejected the application in a decision served on August 31, 2017. Because the Board has rejected GLBT’s application, the Board has discontinued the environmental review process associated with the proposed project.

For Further Information: For additional information about the Board’s environmental review process, please contact Ken Blodgett at, or by phone at 202-245-0305. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339. Members of the press should contact Dennis Watson in the Board’s Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at, or by phone at 202-245-0234..