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DeFazio to STB: Reject CN/KCS Voting Trust

Nearly one month after the Surface Transportation Board’s June 28 deadline for submitting comments on CN and Kansas City Southern’s merger voting trust application, letters continue to be filed and added to the docket. One such letter, filed July 26, comes from House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), who opposes it.

In response to rider requests, the NCTD Board of Directors approved two more weekday (Monday through Thursday) evening trips as well as additional weekend trips for COASTER starting in October.

Transit Briefs: NCTD, Sound Transit

California’s North County Transit District (NCTD) will boost COASTER regional/commuter rail service between Oceanside and downtown San Diego this October. Also, Sound Transit, the city of Shoreline and King Conservation District have partnered to “re-green” the Lynnwood Link light rail corridor under construction in Shoreline, Wash.

Darren Kettle, incoming CEO, Metrolink

Darren Kettle to Lead Metrolink

The Southern California Regional Rail Authority’s (SCRRA) Board of Directors has appointed Darren Kettle CEO of Metrolink, the 538-route mile, seven-line, 62-station regional/commuter rail network that spans Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and North San Diego counties.

Mexican SAT Action Rather Ambiguous

In a July 19 press release, the Government of Mexico, through the Ministries of Energy, Finance and the Tax Administration Service (SAT), made public a list of active and suspended taxpayers on its Importers’ Registry, indicating that the suspensions were made due to several taxpayers apparently not being in full compliance with requirements under its Foreign Trade Rules. Among them were Kansas City Southern de México (KCSM) and Grupo Mexico’s Ferrosur rail freight subsidiary.