Contact: Dennis Watson
08/03/2004 (Tuesday)
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No. 04-31
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Surface Transportation Board Postpones August 11 Public Hearing on "Small Railroad Abandonments;" Reschedules for August 31

Surface Transportation Board Chairman Roger Nober today announced that the public hearing originally scheduled to be held on Wednesday, August 11, 2004, at the STB's headquarters, has been postponed. The hearing in the "small railroad abandonments" proceeding, Class Exemption for Expedited Abandonment Procedure for Class II and Class III Railroads, STB Ex Parte No. 647, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, August 31, 2004, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The STB postponed the hearing in a decision issued to the public today. That decision is available for viewing and downloading via the agency's Web site at A printed copy of the Board's decision also is available for a fee by contacting ASAP Document Solutions, 9332 Annapolis Rd., Suite 103, Lanham, MD 20706, telephone (301) 577-2600, or via