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STB Proposes Slashing Filing Fees to $350

8:58 AM MST | February 16, 2011 | Kara Sissell

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) has proposed a rule for reducing the fee charged to rail shippers filing rate or service complaints, to $350/filing. The fee for some complaints is currently as high as $20,600. However, STB says it continues to recommend that shippers first avail themselves of the agency’s free informal mediation service, the Rail Customer and Public Assistance Program. Rail shippers applauded the move. “Setting reasonable filing fees is a critical step in ensuring that rail shippers can have their complaints heard,”...

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