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11/14/2011



Rail News: Federal Legislation & Regulation

STB withdraws Grenada Railway's abandonment proposal, reassigns Marvin to government affairs office


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Last week, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) granted Grenada Railway L.L.C.’s request to withdraw its proposal to abandon the southern segment of a line near Grenada, Miss. On Nov. 10, Grenada Railway filed a letter with the board requesting the withdrawal.

The STB also canceled a public meeting on the proposal that had been scheduled for Nov. 16 in Winona, Miss.

In September, Grenada Railway petitioned the board for permission to abandon 81.3 miles of track between Grenada and Canton, Miss. The Mississippi Transportation Commission then asked the STB to hold a public hearing on the matter.

Meanwhile, STB Chairman Daniel Elliott III last week named Lucille Marvin director of the Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs and Compliance, which manages the board’s public outreach functions, and provides formal and informal mediation and dispute resolution services.

Marvin had been serving as acting director of the office since July. She previously was the office’s deputy director. Prior to joining the STB in 2008, Marvin served as legislative counsel and attorney-adviser for the Federal Maritime Commission, and was a legislative assistant to U.S. Reps. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and David Skaggs (D-Colo.).


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