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Public & Media Advisory: Surface Transportation Board Announces Cases & Matters To Be Addressed at May 3 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 Tuesday, May 3, 2005, 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 May 3 voting conference, the Board Members will discuss publicly among themselves, and vote on, the cases listed below. While the conference is open for public observation, no public participation is permitted.


CSX Transportation, Inc.--Petition for Declaratory Order, STB Finance Docket No. 34662

New England Transrail, LLC, d/b/a [doing business as] Wilmington and Woburn Terminal Railroad Co.--Construction, Acquisition, and Operation Exemption--in Wilmington and Woburn, MA, STB Finance Docket No. 34391

Kaw River Railroad, Inc.--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34509

CSX Transportation, Inc.--Abandonment Exemption--in Summit County, OH, STB Docket No. AB-55 (Sub-No. 631X)

Embraced case: Terminal Warehouse, Inc. v. CSX Transportation, Inc., STB Docket No. 42086

Public Service Company of Colorado d/b/a Xcel Energy v. BNSF Railway Company, STB Docket No. 42057

Union Pacific Railroad Company--Abandonment Exemption--in Rio Grande and Mineral Counties, CO, STB Docket No. AB-33 (Sub-No. 132X)

City of Creede, CO--Petition for Declaratory Order, STB Finance Docket No. 34376

Norfolk and Western Railway Company--Abandonment Exemption--Between Kokomo and Rochester in Howard, Miami, and Fulton Counties, IN, STB Docket No. AB-290 (Sub-No. 168X)

State of Washington, Department of Transportation--Acquisition Exemption--Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad, Inc., STB Finance Docket No. 34609

The STB's decision announcing the voting-conference agenda was issued on April 26, 2005 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