Three days of hearings began Wednesday focused on the proposed merger between Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern railroads.

Former Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba spoke Wednesday.

The Surface Transportation Board is holding the hearings in Washington D.C.

You can watch them live here:

There won’t be representatives from the cities of Davenport, Bettendorf or LeClaire.

They’re among several local governments that took deals to get thousands or millions of dollars to go along with the deal and stay away from the hearings.

The hearings will take place Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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