The Surface Transportation Board (STB) decided, in March 2000, to impose a 15 month moratorium on major carrier mergers to give the regulatory agency time to develop new merger guidelines and policies to reflect the changed times since deregulation in 1980. The BNSF/CN (Burlington Northern Santa Fe/Canadian National) combination announcement on December 20, 1999 that they intended to combine to form the largest rail system in North America may have started the end-game in North American rail consolidation. The article looks at the anticipated showdown that the STB moratorium seems to have only delayed.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    345 Hudson Street
    New York, NY  United States  10014
  • Authors:
    • Kaufman, Lawrence H
  • Publication Date: 2000-7


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00797460
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 9 2000 12:00AM