Senate OKs 2 STB Commissioners

Two appointees to the U.S. Surface Transportation Board were confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday. Approved were Patrick Fuchs and Martin Oberman.

Fuchs has been a senior professional staff member working on surface transportation and maritime issues for the Senate Commerce Committee and also served as a policy analyst and Presidential Management Fellow at the Office of Management and Budget.

He will serve a five-year term as an STB commissioner.

Oberman is the former chairman of Metra and a Chicago attorney. He formerly served as a Chicago alderman.

He joined Metra’s board in September 2013 and was elected chairman in 2014. He held that position until October 2017.

Oberman will serve the remainder of a five-year term that expires Dec. 31, 2023.

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