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11/09/2005 (Wednesday)
No. 05-31


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PUBLIC & MEDIA ADVISORY: SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD ANNOUNCES CASES & MATTERS TO BE ADDRESSED AT NOVEMBER 16 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 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 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 November 16 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.


THE CONFERENCE ITEMS ARE:

Paducah & Louisville Railway, Inc.—Acquisition—CSX Transportation, Inc., STB Finance Docket No. 34738.

Grand Trunk Western Railroad—Control—Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad Company and Detroit and Toledo Shore Line Railroad Company (Arbitration Review), STB Finance Docket No. 28676 (Sub-No. 5).

Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority—Acquisition Exemption—BNSF Railway Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34747.

Northeast Interchange Railway, LLC—Lease And Operation Exemption—Line in Croton-on-Hudson, NY, STB Finance Docket No. 34734.

The Columbus & Ohio River Rail Road Company—Acquisition and Operation Exemption—Rail Lines of CSX Transportation, Inc., STB Finance Docket No. 34540.

Railroad Revenue Adequacy—2004 Determination, STB Ex Parte No. 552 (Sub-No. 9).

Michael H. Meyer, Trustee in Bankruptcy for California Western Railroad, Inc. v. North Coast Railroad Authority, d/b/a [doing business as] Northwestern Pacific Railroad, STB Finance Docket No. 34337.

Twin State Railroad Company—Abandonment Exemption—in Caledonia and Essex Counties, VT, STB Docket No. AB-862X.

City of Peoria and the Village of Peoria Heights, IL—Adverse Discontinuance—Pioneer Industrial Railway Company, STB Docket No. AB-878.


The STB’s decision announcing the voting-conference agenda was issued on November 9, 2005 in Meetings of the Board, Ex Parte No. 333. That decision is available for viewing and downloading via the agency’s Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov. 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 asapdc@verizon.net.

A live broadcast of the voting conference will be accessible via the STB’s Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov, under “Information Center”/“Webcast”/ “Live Audio” on the home page.