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The Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council (RSTAC) was established pursuant to the ICC Termination Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-88, 109 Stat. 803). Its 15 appointed members consist of senior officials representing large and small shippers, and large and small railroads. In addition, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation and the three Board Members serve as ex officio members. The RSTAC provides advice on regulatory, policy and legislative matters, as appropriate, to the STB Chairman, the Secretary of Transportation, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

For further information, call any of the Executive RSTAC Members listed below:

Executive Council:

Chairman
Mr. Tom Giovinazzi
Director, Rail Services
Holcim (US), Inc.
6211 North Ann
  Arbor Road
Dundee, MI 48131

P: 734-529-4160
C: 440-463-4748


Email:
tom.giovinazzi@holcim.com
www.holcim.us


Vice Chairman
Mr. Michael Ogborn
OmniTRAX
252 Clayton Street, 4th Floor
Denver, CO 80206
P: 303-398-4506
C: 303-618-0000

Email: mogborn@omnitrax.com
http://www.omnitrax.com


Secretary
Dr. Howard Kaplan
Vice President -
Chemicals & By-Products,
U.S. Magnesium, LLC
238 North 2200 West
Salt Lake City,
UT 84116-2921

P: 702-252-3646
C: 801-556-0199

E-mail: hkaplan@usmagnesium.com
http://www.usmagnesium.com


Members:
John Friedmann, Vice President - Strategic Planning, Norfolk Southern Corporation
Robert Byrd, Materials Handling Manager, Nucor Corporation
At-Large Vacancy
Shelley Sahling-Zart, Vice President and General Counsel, Lincoln Electric System
George T. Duggan, Vice President, Coal Marketing Group, BNSF Railway Company
Michael Mohan, Canadian National Railway Company
Henry Lampe, President, Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad
Jeanne Sebring, Director, N.A. Logistics, CTE, International Paper
Michael Ogborn, Managing Director, OMNITRAX, Inc.
Robin Burns, Vice President Supply Chain, Occidental Chemical Corporation
John McCreavy, Director, Business Development, SMS Rail Services, Inc.
Wayne Hurst, Agricultural Producer
John Levine, President, Pinsly Railroad Company
   
STB Staff Contacts:
Gabriel Meyer (202) 245-0150
Mary Turek (202) 245-0233
   



RSTAC Documents    
  White Papers    
   

White Paper I

Position Paper ITC  
    White Paper II Position Paper Small RR ITC  
   
White Paper III
Position Paper - Short Haul  
   
White Paper (New Regulatory Changes
for the Railroad Industry, 10-16-2009)
   
   
White Paper - Tax Credit (10-5-2010)

White Paper - PTC (10-4-2010)
 
   
URCS White Paper (11/22/2011)
   
         
    Position Paper - PTC (August 20,
 2013)
   
         
  Meeting Minutes (by date)    
    February 11, 2003 April 11, 2003 July 9, 2003
    October 21, 2003 January 20, 2004 April 14, 2004
    July 14, 2004 September 17, 2004 January 25, 2005
    April 8, 2005 July 12, 2005 February 16, 2006
    May 3, 2006 July 12, 2006 November 8, 2006
    February 1, 2007 May 2, 2007 July 26, 2007
    October 17, 2007 January 30,2008 April 29-30, 2008
    July 23, 2008 November 13, 2008 January 29, 2009
    May 5, 2009 August 19, 2009 November 18, 2009
    March 17, 2010 May 5 - 6, 2010 August 24, 2010
    November 3, 2010 March 1-2, 2011 May 18-19, 2011
    August 24-26, 2011 November 2-3, 2011 February 28-29, 2012
    May 9-10, 2012 August 7-9, 2012 December 4, 2012
    February 26, 2013 May 21, 2013 August 20, 2013
         
  Other Information    
    Press Release of April 7, 2003
   

Policy Statement of April 10, 2003 concerning Reauthorization

   

Fact Sheet of August 6, 2003

    Mission Statement  
         
  Annual Reports    
    2003 Annual Report 2004 Annual Report 2005 Annual Report
    2006 Annual Report 2007 Annual Report 2008 Annual Report
    2009 Annual Report 2010 Annual Report 2011 Annual Report