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Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council

The Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council (RSTAC) was established pursuant to the ICC Termination Act of 1995 (49 U.S.C. § 1325, formerly § 725).  Its 15 appointed members consist of senior officials representing large and small shippers, and large and small railroads.  In addition, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation and the five Board Members serve as ex officio members.  The RSTAC provides advice on regulatory, policy and legislative matters, as appropriate, to the STB Board Members, the Secretary of Transportation, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.  For questions about RSTAC, contact the Board’s Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs and Compliance at 202-245-0238 or rcpa@stb.gov.


—  Mission Statement

—  Members

—  RSTAC Materials


Mission Statement

To work together as a council of rail advocates on a common goal to strengthen the national rail industry, improve service levels and foster mutually beneficial relationships between large and small railroads and shippers, across all commodity groups.  To that end, we will address improvements in the primary issues of capacity constraints and the evolution of merchandise carload network including the elements that impact them and bring forth recommendations for improvement.




Mark Wegner
President & CEO
Twin Cities & Western Railroad

Vice Chairman

Ben Abrams
President & CEO
Consolidated Scrap Resources, Inc.


Robert C. McRae
Vice President, Transportation
Univar Solutions

Donald M. Itzkoff
Chief Policy Officer
Patriot Rail Company LLC

Terrence E. McDermott
Director of Supply Chain
Bunge North America

Eric Jakubowski
Chief Commercial Officer
Anacostia Rail Holdings, Inc.

Justin Broyles
Executive Vice President, Commercial Affairs
R.J. Corman Railroad Group

Richard Erstad
Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
Hawkins, Inc.

Brandy D. Christian
President & CEO
Port of New Orleans

James (Leggett) Kitchin
Vice President for Industrial Products and Coal
Norfolk Southern

W. Paul Delp
Lansdale Warehouse Company

Robert (Buck) Rogers
Vice President, Petroleum and Chemicals
Canadian National Railway Company

Kari A. Kirchhoefer
Vice President—Industrial
Union Pacific Railroad Co.

Holly Pixler
Senior Director of Transportation and Logistics
Ardent Mills

Ross Corthell
Vice President of Transportation
Packaging Corp. of America

RSTAC Materials

Annual Reports

Meeting Minutes (by date)

White Papers, Position Papers, & Resolutions