SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD DECISION DOCUMENT
    Decision Information

Docket Number:  
FD_33556_5

Case Title:  
CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY COMPANY, GRAND TRUNK CORPORATION, AND GRAND TRUNK WESTERN RAILROAD INCORPORATED — CONTROL — ILLINOIS CENTRAL CORPORATION, ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY, CHICAGO, CENTRAL AND PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY, AND CEDAR RIVER RAILROAD COMPANY (Arbitration Review)

Decision Type:  
Decision

Deciding Body:  
Director Of Proceedings

    Decision Summary

Decision Notes:  
DECISION GRANTED A REQUEST FOR AN ENLARGEMENT OF TIME UNTIL MARCH 8, 2010, TO FILE THE PETITION FOR REVIEW OF AN ARBITRATION AWARD IN THIS PROCEEDING.

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40613                     SERVICE DATE – LATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 18, 2010

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

 

STB Finance Docket No. 33556 (Sub-No. 5)

 

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY COMPANY, GRANT TRUNK CORPORATION, AND GRAND TRUNK WESTERN RAILROAD INCORPORATED

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ILLINOIS CENTRAL CORPORATION, ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD

COMPANY, CHICAGO, CENTRAL AND PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY,

AND CEDAR RIVER RAILROAD COMPANY

(Arbitration Review)

 

Decided:  February 18, 2010

 

            Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company and Illinois Central Railroad Company (collectively, the Railroad) seek an enlargement of time to file a petition for review of an arbitration award arising out of the merger of Canadian National Railway Company and affiliated carriers with Illinois Central Railroad Company and affiliated carriers.  The Railroad, the American Train Dispatchers Association (ADTA), and the Illinois Central Train Dispatchers Association (ICTDA) agreed to submit to arbitration their dispute over the proposed consolidation and relocation of certain train dispatchers.  The arbitrator issued a final arbitration award on February 1, 2010.  Under the Board’s regulation at 49 CFR 1115.8, a party has 20 days to file a petition for review of a final arbitration decision.  Accordingly, the Railroad’s petition for review is due on February 22, 2010 (February 21, 2010 is a Sunday, making the petition due the next work day).

 

            The Railroad states that its outside counsel, located in Philadelphia, PA, experienced office closures on February 10-11, 2010, due to snowfall, and will not be able to file its petition for review by the due date.  Accordingly, the Railroad seeks a 14-day extension, until March 8, 2010, to file its petition and states that the other parties, ADTA and ICTDA, have consented to the request for an enlargement of time to file the petition.  Accordingly, the request for an enlargement of time will be granted.

 

            It is ordered:

 

            1.  The Railroad’s request for an enlargement of time is granted, and the petition for review of an arbitration award is now due on March 8, 2010.

 

            2.  This decision is effective on its service date.

 

            By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director of Office of Proceedings.