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STB appoints new members to Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council

By | May 25, 2023

Members include representatives from R.J. Corman, Canadian National

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WASHINGTON – The Surface Transportation Board announced the addition of Justin Broyles from R.J. Corman and Robert (Buck) Rogers from Canadian National to the Board’s Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council (RSTAC). Broyles joins as a small railroad representative, and Mr. Rogers joins as a large railroad representative.

The ICC Termination Act of 1995 established RSTAC to advise the Board’s Chairman, the Secretary of Transportation, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure with respect to rail transportation policy issues RSTAC considers significant. The Council focuses on issues of importance to small shippers and small railroads, including railcar supply, rates, competition, and procedures for addressing claims. It is charged with developing private-sector mechanisms to identify, address, and prevent obstacles to effective and efficient interstate transportation.

Broyles is R.J. Corman Railroad Group’s executive vice president for commercial affairs. He has more than 20 years of railroad experience and has served in many high-level leadership positions in sales, construction, emergency response, and others.

Rogers is vice president of petroleum and chemicals for Canadian National. He leads a team focused on working closely with petroleum and chemical customers to meet their needs. Rogers has also served in various positions focused on network operations, short-and-long-term planning, and sales.

“Both Justin and Buck have a wide range of railroad experience in areas of concern to the Board,” Chairman Martin Oberman said in a statement.  “I am confident that their perspectives will be valuable to RSTAC, and I and the other Board members look forward to working with them as we work to ensure an efficient and viable rail network.”

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