B-129706, JAN. 10, 1957

B-129706: Jan 10, 1957

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PORTLAND AND SEATTLE RAILWAY COMPANY: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF OCTOBER 30. YOUR CLAIM IS PREDICATED ON THE APPLICATION OF TRANSIT PRIVILEGES AUTHORIZED IN AGENT KIPP'S TARIFF T-1-A AND THIS QUESTION IS NOW PENDING IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF CLAIMS IN WESTERN PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY V. NO FURTHER ACTION WILL BE TAKEN IN THE MATTER OF YOUR REQUEST IN THIS INSTANCE PENDING A FINAL JUDICIAL DETERMINATION OF THE QUESTION INVOLVED.

B-129706, JAN. 10, 1957

TO AUDITOR REVENUE ACCOUNTS, SPOKANE, PORTLAND AND SEATTLE RAILWAY COMPANY:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF OCTOBER 30, 1956 (FILE NO. TA 331 K- 9642-56), REQUESTING REVIEW OF SETTLEMENT DATED OCTOBER 25, 1956, WHICH DISALLOWED YOUR CLAIM IN THE AMOUNT OF $102.13 AS ADDITIONAL CHARGES FOR FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION FURNISHED THE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, FEDERAL SUPPLY SERVICE, ON GOVERNMENT BILL OF LADING NO. DA-TPS 303957.

YOUR CLAIM IS PREDICATED ON THE APPLICATION OF TRANSIT PRIVILEGES AUTHORIZED IN AGENT KIPP'S TARIFF T-1-A AND THIS QUESTION IS NOW PENDING IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF CLAIMS IN WESTERN PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY V. UNITED STATES, C.CLS. NO. 533-52, AS WELL AS IN OTHER LITIGATION.

ACCORDINGLY, NO FURTHER ACTION WILL BE TAKEN IN THE MATTER OF YOUR REQUEST IN THIS INSTANCE PENDING A FINAL JUDICIAL DETERMINATION OF THE QUESTION INVOLVED.