STB WANTS EXPORT RAIL TRAFFIC IN CARLOAD WAYBILL SAMPLING
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board has revised its procedures to require railroads to include export traffic moving through the United States to Canada or Mexico in the “annual carload waybill sample.”
U.S. railroads annually terminating more than 4,500 carloads, or more than 5 percent of the carloads in any state, are required to report data, including revenues, on random samples of individual movements terminating on their lines.
“Because of the increased volume of rail traffic moving between the U.S. and Canada or Mexico, the Board found that its waybill sample will be more complete and accurate if it captures all rail traffic moving through the U.S.,” the STB said.
The STB’s decision, “Modification of the Carload Waybill Sample Reporting Procedures,” may be viewed on line at http://www.stb.dot.gov .