Summary: Great Lakes Basin Transportation, Inc. (GLBT) filed an application pursuant to 49 U.S. C. § 10901 on May 1, 2017 seeking authority from the Surface Transportation Board (Board) to construct and operate an approximately 261-mile rail line that would extend generally from Pinola, Indiana through Illinois to a point near Milton, Wisconsin and would connect with existing Class I and short line railroads. The Board rejected the application in a decision served on August 31, 2017. Because the Board has rejected GLBT's application, the Board has discontinued the environmental review process associated with the proposed project.
Board rejected GLBT application in decision served on August 31, 2017.
GLBT filed its application on May 1, 2017.
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