AASHTO Journal

Senate Approves Two STB Nominations

​The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved by voice vote two nominees selected by the Trump administration to serve as members of the Surface Transportation Board: Patrick Fuchs and Michelle Shultz.

Fuchs is a senior Republican staffer on the Senate's Commerce committee, while Schultz is deputy general counsel for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. They will both serve five-year terms and their nominations bring the STB back up to its full strength of five members.

Established in 1996 to assume some of the regulatory functions that had been administered by the former Interstate Commerce Commission when the ICC was abolished, the STB is tasked with the "broad economic oversight" of railroads, pipelines, intercity bus operators, moving van companies, trucking companies, and water carriers engaged in non-contiguous domestic trade.

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