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Public & Media Advisory: Surface Transportation Board Announces Cases & Matters To Be Addressed at July 27 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 Wednesday, July 27, 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 June 27 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.


United States Department of Energy and the United States Department of Defense v. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, et al., Docket No. 38302S.

Embraced case: United States Department of Energy and the United States Department of Defense v. Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad Company, et al., Docket No. 38376S.

Union Pacific Corporation, Union Pacific Railroad Company, and Missouri Pacific Railroad Company--Control and Merger--Southern Pacific Rail Corporation, Southern Pacific Transportation Company, St. Louis Southwestern Railway Company, SPCSL Corp., and The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company (Arbitration Review), STB Finance Docket No. 32760 (Sub-No. 44).

Groome & Associates, Inc. and Lee K. Groome v. Greenville County Economic Development Corporation, STB Docket No. 42087.

Greenville County Economic Development Corporation--Petition for Declaratory Order, STB Finance Docket No. 34487.

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.

Embraced case: Rail General Exemption Authority--Lumber or Wood Products--Petition for Partial Revocation, STB Ex Parte No. 346 (Sub-No. 25B).

New York & Greenwood Lake Railway--Feeder Line Acquisition--A Line of Norfolk Southern Railway Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34649.

CSX Transportation, Inc.--Abandonment Exemption--in Franklin County, PA, STB Docket No. AB-55 (Sub-No. 568X).

The STB's decision announcing the voting-conference agenda was issued on July 20, 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 agency's Web site at, under "Information Center"/"Webcast"/"Live Audio" on the home page.