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STB wants more details on GLBT's freight-rail proposal


The Surface Transportation Board (STB) late last week told Great Lakes Basin Transportation Inc. (GLBT) that its application to create a new Midwest freight-rail line is incomplete.

In a decision issued June 2, the board said GLBT's application is deficient in certain areas and gave the company until June 22 to provide more information.

GLBT filed on May 1 its application for STB approval of the company's proposal  to operate a 261-mile freight-rail line that would extend around Chicago and pass through several counties in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana.

Supplemental information GLBT needs to provide to the STB includes a more complete list of the counties and cities that the new rail line would serve.

Also in its decision, the STB suspended deadlines for comments and replies on the transportation merits of the application; granted with modifications a motion for protective order filed by GLBT; rejected GLBT's designation of its list of principal stockholders and their respective holdings as "highly confidential;" addressed a request for an extension of time; and clarified service requirements in the GLBT proceeding before the board.

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