Tom O'Connor Group

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Tag Archives: STB

Ex Parte 711 supports access to Competitive Switching

We have appeared in the Opening Round of Ex Parte 711, the Competitive Switching proceeding at the Surface Transportation Board (STB) on behalf of one of our clients.  We filed evidence supporting Competitive Switching, as in  the NITL proposal.    The Opening Statement we filed in Ex Parte 711, the Competitive Switching proceeding at the STB …

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Casualties and insurance costs on US railroads

An area near Columbus, Ohio was evacuated on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 2:05 a.m. CDT after 16 cars of a Norfolk Southern Railway freight train derailed. NTSB board member Earl F. Weener said the agency had a 12-person team reviewing data from the early-morning derailment on the Norfolk Southern Corp. tracks, north of downtown. …

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Overview of URCS, the Uniform Rail Costing System

Overview of URCS, the Uniform Rail Costing System   URCS-SK_Summary_DIST_Presentation-Draft-2-28-2011.pdf Download this file

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Mediation for Railroad Support

Along with several railroad Presidents, the President of NITL and the Chairman of the STB, Tom O’Connor is quoted in this Traffic World article, advocating railroad support for mediation by the Surface Transportation Board. New NS chief to face challenges By John GallagherTraffic WorldOctober 7, 2005 When Norfolk Southern recently named its Atlanta office building after Chairman, …

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Tom O’Connor’s testimony at the STB in the Grenada Railway line abandonment case in Mississippi

Tom O’Connor’s testimony was filed on October 27, 2011 at the Surface Transportation board (STB) on the Grenada Railway line abandonment case in Mississippi; see below. The testimony by Tom O’Connor reflects work by the Snavely King team, Kim Hillenbrand, John Legieza, Ron Bowes and our two field engineers, Chet Rhodes and Carl Rode. SK_testimony_in_10-_27-11_MTC_Reply_(1).pdf …

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Tom O’Connor: Appearances

  Tom O’Connor is Vice-President of Snavely King Majoros O’Connor & Lee (Snavely King), an economic and management consulting company. He has been engaged in the business of economic analysis for more than thirty years, beginning in 1973 as an economist with the Interstate Commerce Commission (now the Surface Transportation Board) and later in economic …

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