In the Matter of the Nebraska Public Service Commission, Appl. PI-205

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In the Matter of the Nebraska Public Service Commission, Appl. PI-205

Case Number
S-16-0734
Call Date
April 26, 2017
Case Time
9:00 AM
Court Number
Douglas
Case Summary

S-16-0734, In the Matter of the Nebraska Public Service Commission, Appl. PI-205; Golden Plains Services, Inc. d/b/a/ GPS Transportation [appellant] v. Nebraska Public Service Commission

Public Service Commission: Rod Johnson (Hearing officer); Frank Landis, Tim Schram, Gerald Vap, and Crystal Rhoades

Attorneys: Jack L. Shultz (O’Neill, Heinrich, Damkroger, Bergmeyer & Schultz PCLLO) for appellant; Jay Bartel (Attorney General’s Office) for appellee

Administrative: Interpretation of PSC rule

Proceedings below: PSC determined an “open class” carrier can provide only pre-arranged transportation and cannot operate on a for hire basis.

Issues: Did the PSC err in 1) finding that open class carriers can provide only prearranged service and not on demand service; 2) issuing a rule interpretation when it should have undertaking formal rulemaking under the APA; or 3) not applying “grandfathering” or “color of right” principles to GPS’s past service history.