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PUBLIC & MEDIA ADVISORY: SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD PROVIDES SCHEDULE OF SPEAKERS' APPEARANCES, ATTENDANCE INSTRUCTIONS FOR APRIL 19 ORAL ARGUMENT IN "NEW ENGLAND TRANSRAIL" CASE




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>From the Surface Transportation Board, Washington, D.C.
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The Surface Transportation Board today provided a schedule of speakers'
appearances, their time allocations, and attendance instructions for the
STB's April 19, 2007 oral argument in the proceeding entitled New England
Transrail, LLC d/b/a Wilmington & Woburn Terminal Railway--Construction,
Acquisition and Operation Exemption--in Wilmington and Woburn, MA, STB
Finance Docket No. 34797.


 The Thursday, April 19 oral argument will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the STB's
 hearing room on the 1st Floor of the agency's headquarters at Patriots
 Plaza, 395 E Street, S.W., Washington, D.C.  Please note that this is a
 new start time.


 The STB announced the April 19 oral argument in FD 34797 in a decision
 issued to the public on March 29, 2007.  That decision established due
 dates for those parties of record wishing to speak at the argument to
 advise the agency of their intent to participate and to request a time
 allotment, and for the submission of written testimony.  Based on
 submissions received, the STB has set the hearing's schedule of speakers
 as shown on the Attachment to this news release.


 Attendance instructions.  The STB requests that all persons attending the
 oral argument use the Patriots Plaza Building's main entrance at 395 E
 Street, S.W. (closest to the northeast corner of the intersection of 4th
 and E Streets).  There will be no reserved seating, except for witnesses.
 The hearing room will be open to the public at 8:30 a.m.  There is no
 visitor parking in the building.  Upon arrival, check in at the 1st Floor
 security desk in the main lobby.  Be prepared to produce valid
 photographic identification (driver's license or local, state, or
 federal-government identification); sign-in at the security desk; receive
 a hearing-room pass (to be displayed at all times); submit to an
 inspection of all briefcases, handbags, etc.; then pass through a metal
 detector.  Upon entering the hearing room, witnesses should check in with
 the Board Secretary.  Persons choosing to exit the building during the
 course of the argument will be subject to the above security procedures if
 they choose to re-enter the building.  Hearing-room passes will be
 collected from those exiting the argument.


 Quiet laptops and tape recorders may be brought into the hearing room, but
 no provision will be made for the connection of personal computers to
 agency telephone lines.  Cellular telephone use is not permitted in the
 hearing room; cell phones may be used quietly in the corridor surrounding
 the hearing room, or in the building's main lobby.


 The STB's hearing room complies with the Americans With Disabilities Act,
 and persons needing such accommodations should telephone (202) 245-0245,
 or (202) 245-0352, by the close of business on April 17, 2007.


 If a party wishes to enhance its presentation by using projector-adaptable
 visual displays and/or handouts, it may do so.  Agency staff will be
 available to demonstrate the hearing room's projection system on April 18,
 2007, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Please telephone (202) 245-0245, or
 (202) 245-0352, to make arrangements.


 The schedule of speakers' appearances and time allocations was provided in
 a Decision issued today, April 12, 2007 in New England Transrail, LLC
 d/b/a Wilmington & Woburn Terminal Railway--Construction, Acquisition and
 Operation Exemption--in Wilmington and Woburn, MA, STB Finance Docket No.
 34797(
 http://www.stb.dot.gov/decisions/readingroom.nsf/WebDecisionID/37902?OpenDocument
 )
 .  That schedule is available for viewing and downloading via the agency's
 Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov.  A printed copy of the STB's decision
 also is available by contacting ASAP Document Solutions, 9332 Annapolis
 Rd., Suite 103, Lanham, MD 20706, telephone (202) 306-4004, or via
 asapdc@xxxxxxxxxxxx


 A video broadcast of the oral argument will be accessible via the STB's
 Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov, under "Information Center" / "Webcast"
 / "Live Video" on the home page.



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 ATTACHMENT
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 Attachment

 Surface Transportation Board Oral Argument
 NEW ENGLAND TRANSRAIL, LLC d/b/a WILMINGTON & WOBURN TERMINAL RAILWAY --
 CONSTRUCTION, ACQUISITION AND OPERATIONS EXEMPTION --IN WILMINGTON AND
 WOBURN, MA
 STB Finance Docket No. 34797
 April 19, 2007, 9:30 a.m.

 Party / Time Allotted

 Panel I:
 New England Transrail, LLC (NET) - Opening statement / 45 minutes
 (NET may allocate its 45 minutes of time between opening and closing
 statements.)
 New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway Corporation / 20 minutes
 Frank DeMasi / 5 minutes

 Panel II:
 Massachusetts Representative James R. Miceli / 10 minutes

 Panel III:
 Massachusetts Office of Attorney General / 15 minutes
 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection / 15 minutes
 New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and New Jersey
 Meadowlands Commission (jointly) / 20 minutes

 Panel IV:
 Coalition Parties: / 30 minutes
 National Solid Wastes Management Association; Solid Waste Association of
 North America; Massachusetts Municipal Association; Construction Materials
 Recycling Association; Integrated Waste Services Association; and New
 Bedford Waste Services, LLC

 Panel V:
 Town of Wilmington, Massachusetts / 15 minutes
 Susan Cleaver / 5 minutes
 Raritan Baykeeper, Inc., and Hackensack Riverkeeper, Inc. (jointly) / 10
 minutes

 Panel VI:
 John D. Fitzgerald on behalf of United Transportation Union-General
 Committee of Adjustment / 3 minutes

 Panel VII:
 NET - Closing statement
 (NET may allocate its 45 minutes of time between opening and closing
 statements.)



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