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Public Comments

The Board appreciates and desires the public to be actively involved in the oversight and monitoring process. The various ways for the public to submit comments is listed below.

NOTE: When an individual chooses to submit a Formal Filing, a Recordation, an Environmental Comment, or some Other Submissions, his or her personal contact information is considered public information and is shared within and outside of the Board without additional authorization.

How to File Comments
Toll Free Number
1-800-347-0689 Instructions (PDF 11KB)
www.stb.dot.gov Instructions (PDF 11KB)

Comments on the Monthly Operational Report can be mailed to:

Lucille Marvin
Surface Transportation Board
395 E Street SW
Washington, DC 20423

Comments on the Quarterly
Environmental Report can be
mailed to:

Phillis Johnson-Ball
Surface Transportation Board
395 E Street SW
Washington, DC 20423




The following abbreviations are used throughout this website:

  • Board - Surface Transportation Board
  • CN - Canadian National Railway Company and Grand Trunk Corporation
  • EIS - Environmental Impact Statement
  • EJ&E - Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company
  • NEPA - National Environmental Policy Act
  • SEA - Section of Environmental Analysis (an office within the Board)
    Last updated 12/7/11.