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Surface Transportation Board

Freedom of Information Act

Public Access Portal

Welcome to the Surface Transportation Board's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Public Access Link.

The FOIA allows members of the public to request records from Federal agencies. At the Surface Transportation Board (STB), we are committed to promoting transparency and openness in government while balancing the need to protect certain information from release. We hope you will find this site informative and useful and that it will give you a better understanding of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and its implementation at the Surface Transportation Board.

To Submit a FOIA Request Online

Submit Request without registering.

Register to create an online profile or to log in to your existing profile click Sign In or use the links provided in the upper corner of this page.

Visit our FOIA page for instructions on alternate submission options.

To Check the Status of a FOIA Request

If you are a registered requester with this online submission site you can Sign In to view the status of your request(s), send a message to the FOIA Office, or download responsive records once they are delivered.

If you are not a registered requester you can still check the status of your request by clicking on Check Request Status in the toolbar. Be prepared to enter the tracking number provided by the FOIA Office to retrieve the status of your request.  

STB FOIA Reading Rooms

Visit our agency component reading rooms, the records you seek may already be posted publicly.