Contact: Dennis Watson
04/30/2004 (Friday)
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No. 04-16
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Statement of Surface Transportation Board Chairman Roger Nober Concerning Federal Railroad Administrator Allan Rutter

Surface Transportation Board Chairman Roger Nober today issued the following statement concerning Federal Railroad Administrator Allan Rutter's departure from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration:

"I want to congratulate Administrator Rutter on his new position, which will permit him and his family to return to their native Texas. I am pleased that, since I have become Chairman here at the STB, our two agencies have worked together in many new and innovative ways to the benefit of the freight rail industry and its workers, its customers and the public. Allan has been both a colleague and friend for the past three years, and I wish him well in his new endeavor."