Surface Transportation Board Seeks Candidates For Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council

This article has been reprinted from the Jan. 4 Grain Transportation Report.

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) is seeking nominations for candidates to fill vacancies on the Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council (RSTAC). 

RSTAC was established to advise the STB’s Chairman, the Secretary of Transportation, the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate, and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives with respect to rail transportation policy issues. 

RSTAC focuses on developing private-sector mechanisms to maintain an effective and efficient transportation system. 

Members focus on issues relevant to small shippers and small railroads, such as car supply, rates, competition, and procedures for addressing claims. 

There are currently 19 members, but vacancies exist for two small shipper representatives, one large shipper representative, two small railroad representatives, and two large railroad representatives. 

Candidate suggestions should be filed with STB by January 22. For more information, see the STB Notice.