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09/09/2005 (Friday)
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Public & Media Advisory: Surface Transportation Board Announces Cases & Matters To Be Addressed at September 15 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 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 15, 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 September 15 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.


Government of the Territory of Guam v. Sea-Land Service, Inc., American President Lines, LTD., and Matson Navigation Company, Inc., STB Docket No. WCC-101.

East Brookfield & Spencer Railroad, LLC--Lease and Operation Exemption--CSX Transportation, Inc., STB Finance Docket No. 34505.

San Pedro Railroad Operating Company, LLC--Abandonment Exemption--in Cochise County, AZ, STB Docket No. AB-441 (Sub-No. 4X).

Pittsburg & Shawmut Railroad, LLC--Abandonment Exemption--in Armstrong and Jefferson Counties, PA, STB Docket No. AB-976X.

Yakima Interurban Lines Association--Adverse Abandonment--in Yakima County, WA, STB Docket No. AB-600.

Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad, Inc.--Acquisition Exemption--Rail Line of Union Pacific Railroad Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34746.

Union Pacific Railroad Company--Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption--BNSF Railway Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34694 (Sub-No. 1).

The STB's decision announcing the voting-conference agenda was issued on September 8, 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

A live broadcast of the voting conference will be accessible via the STB's Web site at, under "Information Center"/"Webcast"/"Live Audio" on the home page.