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PUBLIC & MEDIA ADVISORY: SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD PROVIDES SCHEDULE OF SPEAKERS' APPEARANCES FOR FEBRUARY 11 PUBLIC HEARING ON IMPLEMENTATION OF PASSENGER RAIL INVESTMENT & IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2008
The Surface Transportation Board today provided a schedule of speakers' appearances and their time allocations for the Board's
February 11, 2009
public hearing on the Board's new responsibilities under the recently passed Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-432). The Act enhances the Board's role with regard to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), and its relationships with commuter rail operators, host railroads, states, and the public.
Wednesday, February 11
public hearing will begin at
in the Board's
of the agency's headquarters at
Patriot's Plaza, 395 E Street, S.W., Washington, D.C.
The Board announced the hearing by a notice issued to the public on December 23, 2008, and published in the December 30, 2008
(73 FR 79976). Today's decision issuing the schedule of speakers' appearances and time allocations in
Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008, STB Ex Parte No. 683
, is available for viewing and downloading on the Board's Web site, at
, under "
" on the home page, then under "
Decisions & Notices
," beneath the date "
The hearing will be webcast via the agency's site under "
" / "
" / "
" on the home page.
ATTACHMENT (speakers' list)
Surface Transportation Board Public Hearing
Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008
STB Ex Parte No. 683
February 11, 2009
SCHEDULE OF APPEARANCES
Party / Speaker / Time Allotted (minutes)
Panel I: National Railroad Passenger Corporation and Federal Agencies
National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) / William L. Crosbie / 10
Panel II: State Transit Agencies
Maryland Transit Administration / Ira Silverman / 10
Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) / Keith F. Millhouse / 10
Panel III: Passenger Rail
American Public Transportation Association / David Solow / 10
National Association of Railroad Passengers / Ross B. Capon / 10
Panel IV: Freight Railroads
Union Pacific Railroad Company / Jerry S. Wilmoth / 10
CSX Transportation, Inc. / John M. Gibson / 10
Association of American Railroads / Edward R. Hamberger / 10
Panel V: Other Interested Persons
Oliver Wyman / Jeffrey Elliott / 5
CNJ Rail Corporation / Eric S. Strohmeyer / 5
Oklahomans for New Transportation Alternatives (ONTRAC) / Edwin Kessler / 5