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Senate Confirms Transportation Nominations

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Moments before bringing the 115th session of Congress to a close, the U.S. Senate on Jan. 2 easily confirmed the nominations of Martin Oberman and Patrick Fuchs for posts on the Surface Transportation Board.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 4, 2019
Government

Senate Commerce Committee Approves Transportation Nominees Amid GOP Effort to Expedite Confirmation Process

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The Senate Commerce Committee on April 25 easily approved two nominees to the Surface Transportation Board, yet it is unclear when a vote on their confirmations will be scheduled on the floor of the chamber. That uncertainty is also true for other transportation nominees awaiting consideration in the chamber.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 25, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Senate Considers Presidential Nominees for Surface Transportation Board

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The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation is one step closer to doubling the number of members who sit on the Surface Transportation Board. The committee convened a hearing April 11 to consider Patrick Fuchs and Michelle Schultz to serve as members of the board.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 11, 2018
Government, Business

Rail Customer Group Calls for Trump to Make STB Nominations

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The Rail Customer Coalition, a group of manufacturing, agricultural and industrial shippers, sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to nominate candidates to fill vacant seats on the Surface Transportation Board.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 22, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Surface Transportation Board to Examine CSX Service Woes

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The Surface Transportation Board will hold a special session to listen to CSX Corp. and railroad shippers discuss service disruptions since May that have ratcheted up the animosity between the sides in a public war of words.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
August 28, 2017
Government, Business

Congress Sends White House Surface Transportation Board Reform Bill

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The House on Dec. 10 passed legislation that would expand the Surface Transportation Board’s leadership and take the agency out of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Transport Topics
December 10, 2015
Government, Business

Senate Confirms Daniel Elliott to Surface Transportation Board Reappointment

The Senate on June 22 easily confirmed the nomination of Daniel Elliott for a reappointment on the Surface Transportation Board.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 22, 2015
Business

Senate Passes Surface Transportation Board Reform Bill

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The U.S. Senate approved a bill intended to make the Surface Transportation Board more responsive to industry and shipper needs by accelerating and simplifying its review of rate cases.

Transport Topics
June 19, 2015
Government, Business

Daniel Elliott Approved by Senate Panel as Surface Transportation Board Nominee

WASHINGTON — The Senate Commerce Committee on May 20 easily approved the nomination of Daniel Elliott for a reappointment on the Surface Transportation Board. The nomination now moves to the full Senate, where consideration is expected after the Memorial Day holiday recess.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 20, 2015
Government, Business

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.

Transport Topics
November 13, 2014