Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee reschedules meeting

By Erin Voegele | April 10, 2015

The Surface Transportation Board has rescheduled a meeting of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee. The event, which was originally scheduled for March 5, was cancelled due to inclement weather. The meeting will now be held April 14 in Washington, D.C.

The committee provides advice and guidance to the STB and serves as a forum for discussing emerging issues related to the transportation of energy by rail, including ethanol and other biofuels. According to the STB, the purpose of the meeting is to continue discussions regarding issues such as rail performance, capacity constraints, infrastructure planning and development, and effective coordination among suppliers, carriers, and users of energy resources.

Agenda items for the April 14 meeting include introduction of new members, a performance measures review, industry segment updates by committee members, a presentation on the outlook for U.S. petroleum production, and a roundtable discussion.

The meeting is open to the public and members of the public are invited to submit written comments to the committee. Additional information on the meeting is available on the Federal Register website. A list of committee members is available on the STB website.