FOR RELEASE
Contact: Dennis Watson
12/22/2005 (Thursday)
No. 05-35

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD ISSUES ACTIVITY REPORT COVERING SEVERAL YEARS


Surface Transportation Board (Board) Chairman Roger Nober announced today the issuance of a report covering the Board’s activities during the fiscal years 2002-2004 (October 1, 2002-September 30, 2004). The report generally follows the format of the earlier reports issued since the Board was created on January 1, 1996.

The report issued today contains digests of: the Board’s history, functional responsibilities, performance and policy goals, and organizational structure; railroad restructuring proceedings; rail rate and service matters; rail oversight activity; rail labor proceedings; environmental review activities; rail financial conditions; National Rail Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) matters; issues relating to motor, water, and pipeline carriage; court actions; and various informational and statistical appendices.

The Board’s 2002-2004 activity report is available for viewing and downloading via the agency’s Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov. Bound copies of the Board’s 98-page report are available for sale through the Board’s document dissemination contractor, ASAP Document Solutions, 9332 Annapolis Rd., Suite 103, Lanham, MD 20706, telephone (202) 306-4004, or via asapdc@verizon.net.


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