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2/24/2022



Rail News: Federal Legislation & Regulation

CSX requests delay in STB hearing on Amtrak Gulf Coast case


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CSX yesterday petitioned the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to postpone for a month its scheduled evidentiary hearing in the case concerning Amtrak's proposed Gulf Coast service.

In its filing, CSX officials said that other parties involved in the case — Norfolk Southern Railway, the Port of Mobile and Amtrak — do not object to rescheduling the hearing from March 9-10 to sometime in the first full week of April.

"Granting this request for a three-week delay to the hearing will avoid any prejudice to CSX's ability to put on an effective case in chief," the filing states.

CSX made its request after STB members said last week during a pre-hearing conference that the evidentiary hearing is likely to last more than two days based on the estimated examination time for witnesses, and opening and closing statements.

CSX has proposed a hearing date of April 5-6, with April 7 reserved should a third day be necessary.

In an email, an Amtrak spokesman confirmed the railroad does not object to CSX's motion.



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