Regulators postpone listening session on CSX Transportation service issues

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WASHINGTON — With Hurricane Irma tracking toward Florida, federal regulators late Wednesday decided postpone the listening session that was scheduled for Sept. 12 regarding service disruptions on CSX Transportation.

“The board understands that CSX and many rail shippers are currently focused on hurricane preparedness efforts in areas that could be affected by the storm. The board does not want to divert attention or resources from those necessary activities, nor does the board believe that it would be appropriate to require CSX’s senior management team to be in Washington, D.C., and away from its Jacksonville, Fla., headquarters should a potentially catastrophic hurricane make landfall early next week,” the Surface Transportation Board said in a news release.

The meeting will be rescheduled at a date that is yet to be determined.

As of Wednesday, 13 companies and organizations had notified the STB that they planned to participate in the listening session. The deadline for notifications is Thursday.

Among those indicating that they planned on participating:
  • American Chemistry Council
  • American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association
  • Calumet Specialty Products Partners
  • Cargill
  • Charles Ingram Lumber Co.
  • Dow Chemical Co.
  • Murray Energy Corp.
  • National Association of Railroad Passengers
  • National Grain and Feed Association
  • Packaging Corporation of America
  • Pinnacle Polymers
  • Private Railcar Food and Beverage Association
  • SMART-Transportation Division

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