Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee to meet Sept. 22

By Erin Voegele | September 14, 2016

The Surface Transportation Board has announced the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee will meet on Sept. 22 in Washington, D.C.

According to a notice posted in the Federal Register, the committee was formed in 2007 to provide advice and guidance to the STB and serve as a forum for the discussion of emerging issues related to the transportation of energy resources by rail, including coal, ethanol and other biofuels.

The notice states the purpose of the Sept. 22 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. Potential agenda items include performance measures review, industry segment updates by committee members, a presentation on energy generation reliability issues, and a roundtable discussion.

The meeting is open to the public. Additional information is available on the Federal Register website.