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Case Study - Rail Rate Case Support
Norbridge assisted a railroad client in several stand-alone cost (SAC) rate cases. These rate cases arose when large shippers, often electric utilities, challenged the level of their rail rates by filing a case with the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB).

Norbridge partners have extensive knowledge not only of the rail regulatory environment, but also of the operations and financial positioning of railroads.

Approach
A key component to SAC rate cases is a comparative analysis of the rail rates paid by a shipper to those rates necessary to cover costs and provide a return on investment for a hypothetical stand-alone railroad (SARR) designed to serve the specified traffic. Norbridge assisted the railroad through detailed analytics of rail costing and SARR design and costs, working closely with in-house counsel, external counsel, and other railroad experts. Norbridge's analysis confirmed that the railroad's rates were within the limits as set by the STB SAC process. Norbridge issued a verified statement in defense of the railroad's pricing levels based on the outcome of its analyses.

Results
Norbridge assisted its railroad client in winning the SAC rate cases.

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