Pursuant to Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 235 and 49 U.S.C. 20502(a), the following railroad has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval for the discontinuance or modification of the signal system or relief from the requirements of 49 CFR Part 236 as detailed below.
Docket Number FRA-2004-18961
Applicant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, Mr. Phil Abaray, Chief Engineer—Signals, 1416 Dodge Street, Room 1000, Omaha, Nebraska 68179-1000.
The Union Pacific Railroad Company seeks approval of the proposed discontinuance and removal of the traffic control system (TCS) on Track No. 1, between Control Point (CP) River, milepost 247.4 and CP Ft. Worth, milepost 250.0, on the Dallas Subdivision, Dallas/Ft. Worth area, near Ft. Worth, Texas. The proposed changes include removal of CP Univ. Ave., milepost 248.01, and conversion of the existing dispatcher controlled, power-operated switch, to a radio-controlled, power-operated switch, operated by the Remote Control Locomotive (RCL) Operator. Track No. 1 will be used as a yard receiving track and operated under RCL rules. In addition, the proposed changes are in conjunction with the installation of a new TCS track between CP West Ft. Worth and CP River, to handle the through traffic currently using Track No. 1.
The reason given for the proposed changes is to improve the flow of trains through and around the congested area, due to the changes in traffic.
Any interested party desiring to protest the granting of an application shall set forth specifically the grounds upon which the protest is made, and include a concise statement of the interest of the party in the proceeding. Additionally, one copy of the protest shall be furnished to the applicant at the address listed above.
All communications concerning this proceeding should be identified by the docket number and must be submitted to the Docket Clerk, DOT Central Docket Management Facility, Room PL-401 (Plaza Level), 400 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001. Communications received within 45 days of the date of this notice will be considered by the FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered as far as practicable. All written communications concerning these proceedings are available for examination during regular business hours (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) at the above facility. All documents in the public docket are also available for inspection and copying on the internet at the docket facility's Web site at http://dms.dot.gov.
FRA wishes to inform all potential commenters that anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477-78) or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov.
FRA expects to be able to determine these matters without an oral hearing. However, if a specific request for an oral hearing is accompanied by a showing that the party is unable to adequately present his or her position by written statements, an application may be set for public hearing.Start Signature
Issued in Washington, DC on September 17, 2004.
Grady C. Cothen, Jr.,
Acting Associate Administrator for Safety.
[FR Doc. 04-21534 Filed 9-23-04; 8:45 am]
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