Contact: Dennis Watson
09/01/2004 (Wednesday)
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No. 04-37
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Surface Transportation Board Announces Decisions

Prior to the Surface Transportation Board's hearing today, Chairman Roger Nober announced the results of three Board votes.

First, after evaluating the evidence submitted in the reopened proceeding, the Board unanimously found that "PPL's" case continued to rely on an impermissible cross-subsidy and discontinued the proceeding in the case entitled PPL Montana, LLC v. The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company, STB Docket No. 42054.

Second, the Board voted to approve a 10-year extension of "TTX's" authority to pool flatcars in the case entitled TTX Company, et al.--Application for Approval of Pooling of Car Service with Respect to Flatcars, STB Finance Docket No. 27590 (Sub-No. 3).

Third, the Board unanimously voted to resume the proceeding to consider Kansas City Southern's proposed acquisition of "Mex-Rail" and "Tex-Mex" in the case entitled Kansas City Southern--Control--The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, Gateway Eastern Railway Company, and The Texas Mexican Railway Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34342.

The decisions in these cases are available for viewing (under "E-Library/"Decisions & Notices") and downloading via the STB's Web site at Printed copies of the decisions also will be available for a fee by contacting ASAP Document Solutions, 9332 Annapolis Rd., Suite 103, Lanham, MD 20706, telephone (301) 577-2600, or via