STB: Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee to meet Oct. 4

By Erin Voegele | September 14, 2018

The Surface Transportation Board has announced the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee will hold a meeting in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 4.

RETAC 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.

A notice published in the Federal Register notes the Oct. 4 meeting will 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 for the meeting include performance measures of review, industry segment updates by RETAC members, a presentation on energy transportation logistics, and a roundtable discussion.

The meeting is open to the public. Additional information, including instructions on how to submit written comments, is available on the Federal Register website.