49 CFR § 1152.2 - Definitions.
Unless otherwise provided in the text of the regulations, the following definitions apply in this part:
(c)Base year means the latest 12-month period, ending no earlier than 6 months prior to the filing of the abandonment or discontinuance application, for which data have been collected at the branch level as prescribed in § 1152.30(b).
(d)Board means the Surface Transportation Board.
(e)Branch means a segment of line for which an application for abandonment or discontinuance, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10903, has been filed.
(f)Carrier means a railroad company or the trustee or trustees of a railroad company subject to regulation under 49 U.S.C., Subtitle IV, chapter 105.
(j)Offeror means a shipper, a state, the United States, a local or regional transportation authority, or any financially responsible person offering rail service continuation assistance under 49 U.S.C. 10904.
(k)URCS means the Uniform Railroad Costing System.
(l)Significant user means:
(1) Each of the 10 rail patrons which originated and/or received the largest number of carloads (or each patron if there are less than 10); and
(2) Any other rail patron which originated and/or received 50 or more carloads, on the line proposed for abandonment or discontinuance, during the 12-month period preceding the month in which notice is given of the abandonment or discontinuance application.
(m)Subsidy year means any 12-month period for which a subsidy agreement has been negotiated and is in operation.