FOR RELEASE
Contact: Dennis Watson (202) 245-0234
01/27/2017 (Friday)
Michael Higgins (202) 245-0238
No. 17-2


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STB EXTENDS EFFECTIVE DATE OF FINAL RULE FOR REPORTING OF RAIL SERVICE PERFORMANCE METRICS


The Surface Transportation Board announced today that it is extending the effective date of the final rule in United States Rail Service Issues—Data Collection, Docket EP-724 (Sub-No. 3) et al., which requires all Class I railroads, and the Chicago Transportation Coordination Office (CTCO), through its Class I members, to report certain service performance metrics to the Board on a weekly, semiannual, and occasional basis.


The Board is extending the effective date of the final rule in response to a memorandum issued January 20, 2017, by Reince Priebus, Chief of Staff to President Trump, which instructs heads of executive departments and agencies to postpone various regulatory initiatives to allow time for further review. The new effective date of the final rule will be March 21, 2017, with the first reports to be filed by Class I railroads on March 29, 2017. Class I railroads are instructed to continue reporting under the Board’s Interim Data Order until March 23, 2017.


Today’s decision in Ex Parte 724 (Sub-No. 3) et al., may be viewed and downloaded at the Board's website, www.stb.gov, under "E-LIBRARY / Decisions & Notices / 01/ 27 / 17".


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