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Village of Barrington, Illinois v. Surface Transportation Board

The D.C. Circuit upheld the Surface Transportation Board's imposition of environmental mitigation conditions in its approval of a "minor" railroad merger. The case involved the acquisition of a small "non-Class I" railroad by a...

BNSF Ry. Co. v. Surface Transp. Bd.

The court denies a railway company's petition for review of a Surface Transportation Board order rejecting as unreasonable certain rates the railroad charged to a company to ship coal. The board issued its ruling three-and-one-half...

Riverview, City of v. Surface Transp. Bd.

The Sixth Circuit upheld the Surface Transportation Board's grant of a railroad company's request to operate an intermodal transportation facility on city property. Local governments argued that the company's proposal was a sham...

West v. Secretary of the Dep't of Transp.

The court holds that the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA's) use of a documented categorical exclusion (DCE) for a two-stage highway interchange project in DuPont, Washington, was arbitrary and capricious and was not in compliance...

Airport Impact Relief, Inc. v. Wykle

The court holds that the Federal Highway Administration (FHwA) did not violate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it approved revised plans for the construction of an airport highway without conducting a supplemental...

South Trenton Residents Against 29 v. Federal Highway Admin.

The court holds that the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA's) and a state transportation agency's decision not to complete a supplemental environmental impact statement (EIS) for a highway project in New Jersey was reasonable....

Jersey Heights Neighborhood Ass'n v. Glendening

The court reinstates a neighborhood association's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Federal Aid Highway Act (FAHA) claims against federal and state agencies for failing to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement...

National Propane Gas Ass'n v. Department of Transp.

The court upholds the Research and Special Programs Administration's (RSPA's) final emergency discharge control rule for cargo tank motor vehicles and its interpretation of the attendance regulation requiring an operator to be in...

Corridor H Alternatives v. Slater

The court holds that the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA's) approval of a highway project in West Virginia violated the Department of Transportation Act §4(f) historic sites review requirement. The court first holds that the...