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Pursuant to Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 235 and 49 U.S.C. 20502(a), the following railroads have 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-2007-28885
Applicants: CSX Transportation, Incorporated, Mr. C.M. King, Chief Engineer, Communications and Signals, 500 Water Street, SC J-350, Jacksonville, Florida 32202.
Virginia Railway Express, Mr. Dale Zehner, Suite 202, 1500 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.
CSX Transportation, Incorporated (CSXT) and Virginia Railway Express (VRE) jointly seek approval of the proposed discontinuance and removal of the signal system on VRE Yard Lead Track (Milepost CFP-53.2) on CSXT's Baltimore Division, RF&P Subdivision, at Massaponax, Virginia. The proposed changes consist of the discontinuance and removal of the bidirectional automatic block signal system (Rules 261-ABS), a traffic control system on approximately 2,000 feet of VRE Yard Lead Track, and the conversion of this section of trackage into an “other than main track” operation (Rule 96). Authorized train speeds will be governed by Rule 46.
The reason given for the proposed changes is that present-day operations do not warrant retention of the signal system.
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 applicants at the address listed above.
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.
All communications concerning this proceeding should be identified by Start Printed Page 46532Docket Number FRA-2007-28885 and may be submitted by one of the following methods:
Web site: http://dms.dot.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the DOT electronic site;
Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590; or
Hand Delivery: Room W12-140 of the U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
Communications received within 45 days of the date of this notice will be considered by 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.Start Signature
Issued in Washington, DC, on August 13, 2007.
Grady C. Cothen, Jr.,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program Development.
[FR Doc. E7-16266 Filed 8-17-07; 8:45 am]
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