Back on Track: After Six-Month Hiatus, Dan Elliott Will Resume as STB Chair
Dan Elliott, former Chair of the STB from 2009 through December 2014, will return to the STB this week to reprise his previous role. Although President Obama renominated Elliott to a second five-year term in 2014, the Senate Commerce Committee hearing was not held until May 2015. After further delays, Elliott was confirmed by the Senate on June 22. Deb Miller has been serving as the STB’s Acting Chair since January 1, 2015.
For the detailed background on why Elliott was forced to take a six-month break and regarding the STB docket awaiting his return, see Frank Wilner’s commentary in Railway Age by clicking here.