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#1 CHamilton

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 12:42 PM

For the first time ever, the U.S. Surface Transportation Board is asking for comments from YOU, the rail-riding public, on two important proposed rule-making decisions: one concerns on-time performance standards and the other centers on whether passenger trains can continue to be given preference in transit on host railroads.
 
This is one of the extremely rare times in which regulators will be watching the total number of comments, so it’s important that the regulators hear individually from all NARP members and interested rail passengers right away on both actions, but no later than the two deadlines: Feb. 8, 2016, for On-Time Performance, and Feb. 22, 2016, for passenger-train preference.
 
Generally the STB limits comments to those directly related to the industry, and you can be sure that industry has already weighed in – and continues to weigh in – on these very important points. Don’t let YOUR voice get drowned out, and don’t let YOUR concerns go uncounted!

 

 

 

http://narprail.org/...issues/stb-otp/


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#2 willem

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 09:13 PM

Is there an address for sending a paper letter? I do not want yet another set of login credentials.


2003, 10,491 miles: Empire Builder; City of New Orleans; Cascades; Lake Shore Limited
2004,  5,670 miles: Coast Starlight; California Zephyr; Empire Builder
2005,  4,864 miles: Empire Builder; Capitol Limited; Silver Meteor; Sunset Limited; City of New Orleans
2006, 15,184 miles: Empire Builder; Capitol Limited; Silver Star; Silver Meteor; Lake Shore Limited; Pennsylvanian; Cardinal; Southwest Chief
2007,  5,425 miles: Pacific Surfliner; Empire Builder
2008, 10,025 miles: Empire Builder; Cardinal; NER; Downeaster; Acela; Lake Shore Limited; Capitol Limited; Silver Meteor
2009,  9,159 miles: Empire Builder; City of New Orleans; Lincoln Service; Texas Eagle; Coast Starlight; Cascades
2010,  4,875 miles: Empire Builder; City of New Orleans; Crescent; Acela; Lake Shore Limited
2011,  4,508 miles: Empire Builder; Lake Shore Limited; Empire Service; Silver Star
2012, 11,094 miles: NE Regional; Capitol Limited; Empire Builder; Cardinal; California Zephyr; Capitol Corridor; Coast Starlight
2013,  6,502 miles: Empire Builder; Coast Starlight; Southwest Chief; Missouri River Runner; Lincoln Service
2014,  2,759 miles: Empire Builder; Lake Shore Limited; NE Regional
2015, 32,198 miles: Capitol Limited; Empire Builder; Silver Meteor; Lake Shore Limited; Coast Starlight; California Zephyr; Southwest Chief; Sunset Limited; Crescent; NER; Acela; Cardinal; San Joaquin

2016, 19,591 miles: Empire Builder; Capitol Limited; Crescent; Sunset Limited; Coast Starlight; San Joaquin; California Zephyr; Lake Shore Limited

2017, counting: NE Regional; Maple Leaf; Empire Builder; Auto Train

 


#3 Ryan

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 12:03 AM

From the e-filing page:

E-filing is not mandatory. You may continue to submit paper filings by submitting an original and ten copies to:

Surface Transportation Board
395 E Street, SW
Washington, DC 20423-0001


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#4 willem

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 10:10 AM

Thank you, Ryan. Perhaps I should be more inquisitive.

 

Really?! An original and ten copies? Since the STB accepts electronic documents, and presumably could scan my original if there was a paperless process, it makes me think that the electronic submissions probably get printed 11 times.


2003, 10,491 miles: Empire Builder; City of New Orleans; Cascades; Lake Shore Limited
2004,  5,670 miles: Coast Starlight; California Zephyr; Empire Builder
2005,  4,864 miles: Empire Builder; Capitol Limited; Silver Meteor; Sunset Limited; City of New Orleans
2006, 15,184 miles: Empire Builder; Capitol Limited; Silver Star; Silver Meteor; Lake Shore Limited; Pennsylvanian; Cardinal; Southwest Chief
2007,  5,425 miles: Pacific Surfliner; Empire Builder
2008, 10,025 miles: Empire Builder; Cardinal; NER; Downeaster; Acela; Lake Shore Limited; Capitol Limited; Silver Meteor
2009,  9,159 miles: Empire Builder; City of New Orleans; Lincoln Service; Texas Eagle; Coast Starlight; Cascades
2010,  4,875 miles: Empire Builder; City of New Orleans; Crescent; Acela; Lake Shore Limited
2011,  4,508 miles: Empire Builder; Lake Shore Limited; Empire Service; Silver Star
2012, 11,094 miles: NE Regional; Capitol Limited; Empire Builder; Cardinal; California Zephyr; Capitol Corridor; Coast Starlight
2013,  6,502 miles: Empire Builder; Coast Starlight; Southwest Chief; Missouri River Runner; Lincoln Service
2014,  2,759 miles: Empire Builder; Lake Shore Limited; NE Regional
2015, 32,198 miles: Capitol Limited; Empire Builder; Silver Meteor; Lake Shore Limited; Coast Starlight; California Zephyr; Southwest Chief; Sunset Limited; Crescent; NER; Acela; Cardinal; San Joaquin

2016, 19,591 miles: Empire Builder; Capitol Limited; Crescent; Sunset Limited; Coast Starlight; San Joaquin; California Zephyr; Lake Shore Limited

2017, counting: NE Regional; Maple Leaf; Empire Builder; Auto Train

 


#5 CHamilton

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 04:23 PM

It appears that you can also comment through the Federal Register.


Edited by CHamilton, 02 February 2016 - 04:24 PM.

Amtrak can be better! Tell your local, state and national elected officials to support a more robust rail system. Join NARP and your local rail advocacy organization.
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