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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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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.



#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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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.



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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.

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