|SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD DECISION DOCUMENT|
|MASSACHUSETTS COASTAL RAILROAD, LLC—ACQUISITION—CSX TRANSPORTATION, INC.|
|DECISION CLARIFIES THE EMPLOYEE PROTECTION PROVISION IMPOSED IN THE MARCH 29, 2010 DECISION OF THIS PROCEEDING, WHICH APPROVED MASSACHUSETTS COASTAL RAILROAD, LLC'S APPLICATION TO ACQUIRE AND OPERATE THE RAIL FREIGHT EASEMENT ON APPROXIMATELY 33 MILES OF RAIL LINES OWNED BY CSX TRANSPORTATION, INC. IN MASSACHUSETTS.|
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40787 SERVICE DATE – MAY 19, 2010
SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD
Docket No. FD 35314
CSX TRANSPORTATION, INC.
Decided: May 18, 2010
This decision clarifies a condition imposed in the Board’s earlier decision approving, subject to certain conditions, the application of Massachusetts Coastal Railroad, LLC (Mass Coastal) in this proceeding.
In the decision served on March 29,
2010 (Approval Decision), the Board authorized Mass Coastal to acquire
and operate the rail freight easement on approximately 33 miles of the rail lines
owned by CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) in
Under 49 U.S.C.
§ 11326, with the exception of transactions involving only Class III rail
carriers, the Board must impose employee protective conditions when it approves
an application for authorization of a transaction under §§ 11323-25. In approving line sales under §§ 11323-25
that involve a Class I rail carrier, the appropriate employee protection
conditions under § 11326(a) are New York Dock, as modified by
This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources.
It is ordered:
1. The decision served on March 29, 2010 is clarified as set forth above.
2. This decision is effective on its date of service.
By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Mulvey, and Commissioner Nottingham.
 These lines consist of: (1) the New Bedford Subdivision, which is 18.40 miles between milepost QN 13.40 at Cotley Junction and milepost QN 31.80 at New Bedford; (2) the Fall River Subdivision, which is 14.20 miles between milepost QNF 0.00 at Myricks and milepost QNF 14.20 at the Fall River, Massachusetts – Rhode Island state line; and (3) 0.08 miles of the North Dartmouth Industrial Track between milepost QND 0.00 and milepost QND 0.08, a total distance of approximately 32.68 miles.