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Public & Media Advisory: Surface Transportation Board Announces Matters & Cases To Be Addressed at October 20 Voting Conference

Surface Transportation Board Chairman Roger Nober has announced the matters and cases to be addressed at the STB's open voting conference to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 20, 2004, in Room 760, the agency's hearing room, on the 7th Floor of the agency's headquarters in the Mercury Building, 1925 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

At the conference, the Members will discuss and vote on the cases listed below. While the conference is open for public observation, no public participation is permitted.


Duke Energy Corporation v. Norfolk Southern Railway Company, STB Docket No. 42069; Duke Energy Corporation v. CSX Transportation, Inc., STB Docket No. 42070; and Carolina Power & Light Company v. Norfolk Southern Railway Company, STB Docket No. 42072.

CSX Corporation and CSX Transportation, Inc., Norfolk Southern Corporation and Norfolk Southern Railway Company--Control and Operation Leases/Agreements--Conrail Inc. and Consolidated Rail Corporation [General Oversight], STB Finance Docket No. 33388 (Sub-No. 91).

HolRail LLC--Construction and Operation Exemption--in Orangeburg and Dorchester Counties, SC, STB Finance Docket No. 34421, embracing HolRail LLC --Petition for Crossing Authority under 49 U.S.C. 10901(d), STB Finance Docket No. 34421 (Sub-No. 1).

MVC Transportation, LLC--Acquisition Exemption--P&LE Properties, Inc., STB Finance Docket No. 34462, embracing MVC Transportation, LLC--Petition for Declaratory Order, STB Finance Docket No. 34462 (Sub-No. 1).

Tongue River Railroad Company, Inc.-- Construction and Operation--Western Alignment, STB Finance Docket No. 30186 (Sub-No. 3).

Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railroad Company-- Abandonment Exemption--in Marquette County, MI, STB Docket No. AB-68 (Sub-No. 4X).

The STB's decision announcing the voting-conference agenda was issued on October 13, 2004 in Meetings of the Board, STB Ex Parte No. 333. That decision is available for viewing and downloading via the agency's Web site at A printed copy of the agency's decision also is available for a fee by contacting ASAP Document Solutions, 9332 Annapolis Rd., Suite 103, Lanham, MD 20706, telephone (202) 306-4004, or via