Agency: Surface Transportation Board
The Board has approved the second quarter 2006 rail cost adjustment factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The second quarter 2006 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 1.178. The second quarter 2006 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.562. The second quarter 2006 RCAF5 is 0.537.
On March 2, 2006, Atlantic & Pacific Railroad and Transportation Company (APR) filed with the Board a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to discontinue service over an approximately 4mile line of railroad owned by the Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad (KO) and located in Rice County, KS.\1\ The line
The Board, under 49 U.S.C. 10502, revokes the class exemption
as it pertains to the modified trackage rights described in STB Finance
Docket No. 34554 (SubNo. 4) \1\ to permit the trackage rights to expire on or about December 31, 2006, in accordance with
the agreement of the parties,\2\ subject to the employee protective conditions
By petition filed on December 1, 2005, Nebkota Railway, Inc. (NRI) seeks an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to abandon a 43mile portion of its line of railroad extending from milepost 374 at Rushville 69360 to the end of the line at milepost 331 at Merriman 69218 in Sheridan and Cherry