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November 13, 2014 9:00 AM, EST

Elliott Nominated for Second STB Term

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Daniel Elliott III, chairman of the Surface Transportation Board, will be nominated by President Obama to serve another term as a member of the rail freight regulatory agency.

If Elliott is confirmed, he would be able to serve another five years. He first was nominated and confirmed to head the three-member board in 2009. Though his initial term expired in 2013, he has been serving this year on a holdover basis.

The White House also said that Walter Barrows was again nominated to serve on the Railroad Retirement Board, which provides pension benefits for workers in that industry.