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-----------------------------***----------------------------- >From the Surface Transportation Board, Washington, D.C. -----------------------------***----------------------------- Surface Transportation Board Chairman Roger Nober today provided a schedule of speakers' appearances, their time allocations, and instructions for public and media attendance at the STB's May 3, 2004 public hearing concerning the agency's oversight of the "Conrail merger" approved by the agency in July 1998. The hearing will be held in the case entitled CSX Corporation and CSX Transportation, Inc., Norfolk Southern Corporation and Norfolk Southern Railway Company--Control and Operating Leases/Agreements--Conrail Inc. and Consolidated Rail Corporation, STB Finance Docket No. 33388 (Sub-No. 91), and will address all aspects of the merger other than the "Shared Asset Areas" that were created in the merger and that were the subject of a hearing held on April 2, 2004. The STB will hold the Monday, May 3 public hearing beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the agency's Hearing Room on the 7th Floor of the Mercury Building, 1925 K Street, N.W. (at the intersection of 20th & K Sts.), Washington, D.C. INSTRUCTIONS FOR PUBLIC AND MEDIA ATTENDANCE: -There will be no reserved seating. Given the following procedures, please plan to arrive early enough to be seated no later than 9:45 a.m. STB staff will begin admitting people to the Hearing Room at 9:00 a.m. -Please enter the Mercury Building's K Street entrance. All visitors must be cleared through security in the STB's Suite 100 (on the main corridor of the 1st Floor) prior to being escorted to the hearing room. -For security reasons, be prepared to produce photo identification (such as a driver's license), pass through a metal detector, and submit to an inspection of all briefcases, handbags, etc. -Quiet laptops and tape recorders may be brought into the hearing room, but no provision will be made for the connection of personal computers. -Cellular telephone use is not permitted in the hearing room. Cellular phones may only be used outside the hearing room and anteroom. -The STB's hearing room complies with the Americans With Disabilities Act, and persons needing such accommodation should contact the agency's Office of Proceedings at (202) 565-1618, by noon on Thursday, April 29, 2004. -If a party wishes to enhance its presentation by using projector-adaptable visual displays and/or handouts, it may do so. STB staff will be available to demonstrate the Hearing Room's projection system on Friday, April 30, 2004, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Please telephone (202) 565-1618 to make arrangements. SCHEDULE OF APPEARANCES The schedule of speakers' appearances and time allocations (subject to slight change as the situation warrants) issued today, April 26, 2004, in "Decision No. 16" in STB Finance Docket No. 33388 (Sub-No. 91), is attached. The STB requests that speakers not orally present written submissions filed earlier but, rather, briefly summarize those submissions, augment their content as seen fit, and be prepared to answer questions. Decision No. 16 in STB Finance Docket No. 33388 (Sub-No. 91) is available for viewing and downloading via the STB's Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov. Printed copies of the agency's decisions also are available for a fee by contacting ASAP Document Solutions, 9332 Annapolis Rd., Suite 103, Lanham, MD 20706, telephone (301) 577-2600, or via asapmd@xxxxxxxxxxxx A fact sheet is attached. ATTACHMENTS (2) __________________ ATTACHMENT SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD MAY 3, 2004 PUBLIC HEARING CSX Corporation and CSX Transportation, Inc., Norfolk Southern Corporation and Norfolk Southern Railway Company--Control and Operating Leases/Agreements--Conrail Inc. and Consolidated Rail Corporation, STB Finance Docket No. 33388 (Sub-No. 91) SCHEDULE OF APPEARANCES PARTY / TIME ALLOTTED Panel I CSX Corporation and CSX Transportation, Inc.(collectively CSX), and Norfolk Southern Corporation and Norfolk Southern Railway Company (collectively NS) / 45 minutes Speakers: Michael J. Ward on behalf of CSX, and David R. Goode on behalf of NS Panel II U.S. Department of Transportation / 5 minutes Speaker: Paul Samuel Smith, Senior Trial Attorney The Cities of East Chicago, Hammond, Gary and Whiting, Indiana (The Four City Consortium) /15 minutes Speaker: The Honorable Scott L. King, Mayor of the City of Gary Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Department of Community and Economic Development) / 10 minutes Speaker: (will be announced in advance of the hearing) State of New York, acting by and through the New York State Department of Transportation / 15 minutes Speaker: (will be announced in advance of the hearing) Port Authority of New York and New Jersey / 15 minutes Speaker: R. Adm. Richard M. Larrabee, U.S.C.G. Ret., Director of Port Commerce Panel III American Chemistry Council / 10 minutes Speaker: (will be announced in advance of the hearing) Kinder Morgan Liquids Terminals LLC /10 minutes Speaker: John C. Gallaher CONSOL Energy / 5 minutes Speaker: Christopher T. Marsh, General Manager-Transportation PPL Energy Plus / 5 minutes Speaker: B. Michael Scanlan, Coal Transportation Manager Savage Services Corporation / 5 minutes Speaker: Donald W. Alexander, Senior Vice President-Operations Panel IV Cemex, Inc. / 5 minutes Speaker: Kenneth R. Pramik, Director-Transportation Clark's Feed Mill / 5 minutes Speaker: Rob Clark or Dennis Reitz PA Distribution / 5 minutes Speaker: Tim Rickenbaugh A & R Bulk-Pac, Inc. / 5 minutes Speaker: Avi Ron, President/Jason A. Blinkoff, Director, Sales & Marketing Panel V Morristown & Erie Railway, Inc. / 10 minutes Speaker: Gordon R. Fuller, Chief Operating Officer SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority / 10 minutes Speaker: Jeffrey K. Stover, Executive Director Anacostia & Pacific Corporation / 10 minutes Speaker: Peter A. Gilbertson Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company / 10 minutes Speaker: Larry Parsons, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ohio Central Railroad, Incorporated / 5 minutes Speaker: William A. Strawn, II, President _____________________________________ FACT SHEET CSX Corporation and CSX Transportation, Inc., Norfolk Southern Corporation and Norfolk Southern Railway Company--Control and Operating Leases/Agreements--Conrail Inc. and Consolidated Rail Corporation, STB Finance Docket No. 33388 (Sub-No. 91) On July 23, 1998, the STB approved the "Conrail merger," subject to various conditions, including a five-year general oversight condition. The STB established the five-year oversight so that the agency could assess the merger's implementation and the workings of various other of the agency's conditions. In its January 21, 2004 "Decision No. 11" in this case, the agency announced that, to allow interested parties an opportunity to express their views on the merger implementation, at least one public hearing would be held prior to June 1, 2004, the fifth anniversary of the merger's consummation. In its February 12, 2004 "Decision No. 12" in this case, the STB announced that a hearing would be held in Trenton, New Jersey on April 2, 2004, and that a hearing would be held in Washington, D.C. on May 3, 2004. While the April 2 hearing in Trenton dealt with the three "shared assets areas" (SAAs) created in connection with the merger, the May 3 hearing in Washington will address all aspects of the merger other than the SAAs. ### -----------------------------***----------------------------- If you have received this e-mail in error or wish to unsubscribe from STB News, please send an e-mail message to stbnewslistserver@xxxxxxxxxxx and place "unsubscribe stbnews" as the body of the message.
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