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STB Appoints Itzkoff, Jakubowski to Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council

03/05/2021 (Friday) [PDF Version]
No. 21-11

Michael Booth
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The Surface Transportation Board today announced the addition of Donald Itzkoff and Eric Jakubowski to the Board’s Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council (RSTAC).  They join RSTAC as small railroad representatives.

Mr. Jakubowski is the chief commercial officer of Anacostia Rail Holdings, Inc.  He has 35 years of experience at small and large railroads, and has a broad range of knowledge of the rail industry, from operations to government affairs and strategic planning.

Mr. Itzkoff is the chief policy officer of Patriot Rail Company LLC. His public service experience includes serving as deputy administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration and as senior counsel for the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee’s Surface Transportation Subcommittee.  He has 30 years of experience in public and private transportation policy.

“Both Eric and Donald have extensive experience in matters of concern to the Board,” said Chairman Marty Oberman.  “I appreciate Eric’s focus on advancing technology and improving business practices, as well as his operational experience. Donald is uniquely familiar with Board policy, as someone who helped formulate and implement the Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act of 1995.  I welcome Eric and Donald to RSTAC and I’m sure that all RSTAC members look forward to working with them on ensuring effective and efficient interstate rail transportation.”

The ICC Termination Act of 1995 established RSTAC to advise the Board’s Chairman, the Secretary of Transportation, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure with respect to rail transportation policy issues RSTAC considers significant.  RSTAC focuses on issues of importance to small shippers and small railroads, including railcar supply, rates, competition, and procedures for addressing claims.  It is charged with developing private-sector mechanisms to identify, address, and prevent obstacles to effective and efficient interstate transportation.

More information about RSTAC can be located here.