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Catherine Glidden, Surface Transportation Board

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    The Surface Transportation Board The Surface Transportation Board Presentation Transcript

    • The Surface Transportation BoardAn Overview and Short History of the Agency Catherine Glidden
    • The Interstate Commerce Commission• Predecessor Agency to the Surface Transportation Board• Granger Movement Shed Light on “Railroad Problem”• Created in 1887 by Congress to Regulate Railroads• Supreme Court Determined that Interstate Commerce Under Control of Federal Government, not States
    • The Numbers of ICC Board Members Changed Over the Years
    • By 1925, cars and trucks were providing heavy competition to the railroads on our expanding road network.
    • Railroad abandonments, 2009 to 2011
    • Portion of Rail-Banked Lake Wobegon Trail in Sterns County, MN.
    • New Rail Construction and Reactivation of Rail-Banked Trail
    • Presentation By Catherine GliddenEnvironmental Protection Specialist Surface Transportation Board gliddenc@stb.dot.gov 202-245-0293