The Surface Transportation Board today announced the speakers, their affiliations, and their allotted speaking times for the Board’s October 11, 2017 public listening session on CSX Transportation, Inc.’s (CSXT) recent rail service problems in Public Listening Session Regarding CSX Transportation, Inc.’s Rail Service Issues, Docket No. EP 742.
Originally scheduled by the Board for September 12, 2017, but postponed due to Hurricane Irma, the listening session will commence at 9:30 a.m. in the Board’s first floor hearing room in the Patriots Plaza I Building, 395 E Street, S.W. in Washington, D.C. (entrance on E Street closest to the intersection of 4th and E Streets, S.W.). The listening session will allow the STB to hear from CSXT about its efforts to implement a new operating plan and to address service problems on its network, as well as to hear from rail shippers and other stakeholders regarding recent CSXT rail service issues they have experienced and to discuss whether additional service recovery efforts may be necessary.
The Board’s decision today in Docket Nos. EP 742 announcing the hearing’s speakers and providing public-attendance instructions (concerning hearing-room access and security screening) may be viewed and downloaded at the STB’s website, www.stb.gov , under “E-LIBRARY / Decisions & Notices / 10/05/2017 ” . A live video broadcast of the hearing will be available via the Board’s website, under “Information Center: / Webcast / Live Video” on the home page.
ATTACHMENT (speakers list)
SCHEDULE OF APPEARANCES
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017, COMMENCING AT 9:30 A.M.
( Participant / speaker / time allotted in minutes )
CSX Transportation, Inc. / to be determined / 15
Cargill Inc. / Brad Hildebrand, Vice President / 5
The Chemours Company / Kevin Acker, Strategic Relationship and Category Manager for Rail and F. Eddie Johnston, Federal Government Affairs Manager / 10
Collum’s Lumber Products, LLC / William Scott, Vice President / 5
Cristal / Lisa A. Powers, N.A. Distribution Manager / 5
Dow Chemical Company / Jacqueline Faseler, Global Director Supply Chain Sustainability and Compliance / 5
Kellogg Company / Sharron Moss-Higham, Senior Vice President of Operations and Distribution Snacks / 10
Murray Energy Corporation, et al. / Robert Edward Murray, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Sales / 15
Occidental Chemical Corporation / Robin Burns, Vice President—Supply Chain / 5
Packaging Corporation of America / Bruce Ridley, Vice President, EH&S and Operational Services / 5
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers / Jennifer Thomas, Vice President, Federal Government Affairs / 5
American Chemistry Council / Cal Dooley, President and CEO / 5
American Forest & Paper Association / Julie Landry, Director of Government Affairs / 10
Corn Refiners Association / John Bode, President & CEO / 5
The Fertilizer Institute / Justin Louchheim, Director, Government Affairs / 5
National Grain and Feed Association / Randall C. Gordon, President/ 15
The National Industrial Transportation League / Mary Pileggi, Chairman, Board of Directors for NITL and Sourcing & Logistics Manager, Fluoroproducts for The Chemours Company / 5
National Milk Producers Federation / Clay Detlefsen / 10
Private Railcar Food and Beverage Association / Barbara A. Cataneo, Secretary of the Board of Directors / 5
Rail Customer Coalition / Herman J. Haksteen, Member through the Private Railcar Food and Beverage Association / 5
Labor, Passenger Rail, and Short Lines
American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association / Linda Bauer Darr, President / 5
National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) / Scot L. Naparstek, Chief Operating Officer / 5
SMART Transportation Division / John Risch, National Legislative Director / 5
Virginians for High Speed Rail / Danny Plaugher, Executive Director / 5
CSX Transportation, Inc. / to be determined / 10