Contact: Dennis Watson
09/20/2002 (Friday)
(202) 565-1596
No. 02-37
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Surface Transportation Board Issues Activities Report Covering Several Years

Surface Transportation Board (Board) Chairman Linda J. Morgan announced today the issuance of a report covering the Board's activities during the fiscal years 1998-2001 (October 1, 1997-September 30, 2001). The report is in addition to an activities report issued by the Board in March 1998 covering the Board's first full fiscal year (October 1, 1996-September 30, 1997) and its first nine months of existence (January 1, 1996-September 30, 1996), as well as information concerning the transition from the Interstate Commerce Commission.

The report issued today contains digests of: the Board's history, functional responsibilities, performance and policy goals, and organizational structure; railroad restructuring proceedings; rail rate and service matters; general rail oversight activity; rail labor proceedings; environmental review activities; rail financial conditions; National Rail Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) matters; issues relating to motor, water, and pipeline carriage; court actions; and various informational and statistical appendices.

Bound copies of the Board's 112-page report are available for sale through the Board's document dissemination contractor, D~ 2 D~ Legal Copy Service, Suite 405, 1925 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006, telephone (202) 293-7776, or via The price per copy is $32.10, plus applicable tax and shipping and handling charges (please contact D~ 2 D~ in advance of placing your order). Copies also may be obtained from the Board's website at At the home page, click on "Publications." When the next screen appears, click on "STB Activity Reports."