STB railroad-shipper advisory seeks members
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board seeks nominations to fill two vacancies on its 19-member Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council (RSTAC).
The council was established by the 1995 ICC Termination Act to advise the STB chairman, transportation secretary, and Senate Commerce and House Transportation and Infrastructure committees on rail transportation policy issues.
The STB said the RSTAC vacancies call for a representative of a Class I railroad and a small shipper representative.
The council meets at least semiannually, and has chosen to meet four times in 2011, with the first meeting tentatively scheduled in March. Meetings are generally held at the STB's headquarters in Washington, although some may be held in other locations.
RSTAC members must be U.S. citizens and represent as broadly as practicable the various segments of the railroad and rail shipper industries. Further, RSTAC members appointed or re-appointed after June 18, are prohibited from serving as federally registered lobbyists during their RSTAC term.
Members are appointed to three-year terms. No member will serve more than two consecutive terms. In addition, members receive no compensation for their services.
Suggestions for members to fill the two vacancies should be submitted to the STB in letter form by Dec. 13, identifying the name of the candidate and the available council position sought. For more details, see the Federal Register notice.