Oversight Hearing on the Surface Transportation Board and Regulation Related to Railroads

October 23, 2007

253 SR
This hearing will examine the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) recent and ongoing efforts related to the commercial regulation of railroads, including rulemakings and recent cases. Witnesses will provide their perspectives on the STB and its effectiveness in balancing the commercial needs of railroads and their customers and will provide an update on the Government Accountability Office 2006 report reviewing the freight railroad industry.


Majority Statement

  • Frank R. Lautenberg


Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Charles Nottingham

    Surface Transportation Board
  • Ms. JayEtta Hecker

    Director of the Physical Infrastructure Team
    U.S. Government Accountability Office

Witness Panel 2

  • The Honorable Glenn English

    Corporate Executive Officer
    National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
  • Mr. Robert Carlson

    North Dakota Farmers Union
  • Mr. John Ficker

    The National Industrial Transportation League
  • Mr. David J. McGregor

    Senior Vice President, NAFTA Logistics
    BASF Corporation
  • Mr. C. Wick Moorman

    Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
    Norfolk Southern Corporation