STB SETS STANDARDS FOR ARBITRATION TO RESOLVE RAILROAD DISPUTES
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board has established the appropriate role to arbitrate railroad-related disputes.
These steps include preparing an updated roster of arbitrators, and a request that complainants consider voluntary arbitration first for dispute settlement. The STB also sent public comments to Congress about the possibility of whether binding arbitration of small railroad rate disputes should be mandated through legislation.
Companies may obtain a roster of 29 available arbitrators from the STB’s Office of Congressional and Public Services at (202) 565-1594.