Now Available: 2012 URCS Data, 2010 & 2011 URCS Data Revisions, 2012 Public Use Waybill Sample
The Board has made available 2012 Uniform Railroad Costing System (URCS) data, and the 2012 Public Use Waybill Sample. The Board also re-released the 2010 and 2011 URCS. The Board’s annual URCS updates for 2010 and 2011 were revised to reflect restated data relative to the BNSF Railway’s (BNSF) compliance with the Board’s July 25, 2013 decision, in Finance Docket 35506, regarding Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.’s purchase of BNSF.
To view the 2012 URCS and revised 2010 and 2011 URCS, click here. To view the Public Use Waybill Sample, click here.
Revised Revenue Adequacy Determinations
The Board has issued revised annual determinations of railroad revenue adequacy for 2010-12. To view those decisions, click on the respective links: 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Cost of Capital Methodology
The Board opened a proceeding in response to the Western Coal Traffic League’s request to abolish the use of a multi-stage discounted cash flow (MSDCF) model in determining the railroad industry’s cost of equity capital. To view the decision, click here.
Surface Transportation Board Announces New RSTAC Members
On October 31, 2013, the Board announced that Robert Byrd, of Nucor Corp.,
and Jeanne Sebring, of International Paper, have become new members of the
Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council. To view the current
RSTAC membership roster, click here.
Got a Complaint?
Need help from the Board without filing a formal complaint? The Rail Customer and Public Assistance team offers a free, confidential avenue to settle disputes between shippers and railroads. Read more about the program here.