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Public & Media Advisory: Surface Transportation Board Provides Schedule of Appearances, Time Allocations for Public & Media Attendance at July 7 Oral Argument Concerning "TTX Flatcar Pooling" Application
Surface Transportation Board Chairman Roger Nober today provided a schedule of speakers' appearances and their time allocations for the STB's
July 7, 2004
oral argument concerning the case entitled
TTX Company, et al.--Application for Approval of Pooling Car Service with Respect to Flatcars
, STB Finance Docket No. 27590 (Sub-No. 3).
The STB will hold the oral argument at
10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 7, 2004, in Room 760
, the agency's hearing room, on the
of the agency's headquarters in the
Mercury Building, 1925 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
The schedule of speakers' appearances and time allocations as published in the Board's order is attached. The STB provided the schedule of speakers in its
July 1, 2004 decision in STB Finance Docket No. 27590 (Sub-No. 3)
. 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
A fact sheet is attached.
A live broadcast of the hearing will be accessible via the STB's agency's Web site at "
," under "
" on the home page.
SCHEDULE OF APPEARANCES
The schedule of speakers' appearances are as follows:
Party:Speaker [/] Time Allotted
TTX Company: Andrew F. Reardon (President and CEO,
TTX Company), David L. Meyer (Covington & Burling) / 45 minutes
Note: TTX will open, and may reserve part of
its time for rebuttal. TTX may
be joined by a representative of one of TTX's
U.S. Army Military Surface Deployment and
Distribution Command: George Gounley / 20 minutes
First Union Rail Corporation, David J. Joseph Co., and
Bombardier Capital Rail Inc.: J.J. Thomas (President,
First Union Rail Corporation) / 20 minutes
CIT Rail Resources and General Electric Railcar
Services Corporation: George W. Mayo, Jr. (Hogan
& Hartson LLP) / 20 minutes
GATX Rail: Terry Heidkamp (Executive Vice President,
GATX Rail) / 5 minutes
MATTER AT ISSUE
On January 6, 2004, the TTX Company ("TTX") and certain participating railroads filed an application with the Surface Transportation Board to extend for 15 years TTX's railroad flatcar pooling authority, which the STB's predecessor, the former Interstate Commerce Commission ("ICC"), had originally granted in 1974, extended in 1989, and extended again in 1994. Unless further extended, TTX's current pooling authority under the ICC's 1994 order is due to expire on October 1, 2004. The July 7 oral argument will allow the parties involved in this case to present their positions and to respond to agency questions in a public forum.