FRCA Applauds U.S. Senate Confirmation of Ann Begeman to Serve Second Term on STB

For Immediate Release:
December 10, 2016

Ann Warner 202.469.3471
WASHINGTON, DC – The Freight Rail Customers Alliance (FRCA) today applauded the U.S. Senate for confirming Ann D. Begeman to a second term on the Surface Transportation Board (STB).
Early this morning by unanimous consent, the Senate approved Begeman’s nomination to a second five-year term on the STB. Begeman was first appointed to the STB in 2011. Her term expired December 31, 2015 and she is currently in the final weeks of a one-year holdover period. Her new term will run through December 31, 2020.

Prior to joining the Board, Begeman served on the staff of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, where she helped draft the ICC Termination Act of 1995, which created the STB. She subsequently served as a senior aide to Sen. John McCain, R-AZ.
“Ann Begeman is known both in Washington and in the transportation sector as an honest broker who is committed to making the STB work better for all stakeholders,” said Ann Warner, FRCA’s Executive Director. “FRCA thanks President Obama for nominating Ann Begeman to a second term and the Senate for its swift confirmation. We look forward to continue working with Board Member Begeman.”



Freight Rail Customer Alliance
An umbrella membership organization, FRCA includes large trade associations representing more than 3,500 electric utility, fuel suppliers, agriculture companies and their consumers. Through a growing coalition of industries and associations, the mission of FRCA is to obtain changes in Federal law and policy that will provide all freight shippers with reliable rail service at competitive prices.