April 19, 2024
A North County Transit District Sprinter commuter prepare. Photograph through @GoNCTD Twitter

The federal Floor Transportation Board Tuesday appointed North County Transit District Common Counsel Lori Winfree to the newly fashioned Passenger Rail Advisory Committee.

“[Winfree’s] in depth expertise in intermodal transportation makes her an unbelievable alternative for not solely the committee, however to the district and our companion companies in California who will profit from her work,” mentioned Shawn Donaghy, NCTD CEO. “This new committee will present the STB with invaluable perception of the experiences shared by passenger rail companies and our prospects to assist forge educated options because the Board makes important choices for the way forward for passenger rail on this nation.”

The nationwide committee will give attention to topics equivalent to enhancing effectivity on passenger rail routes, collaboration between passenger rail carriers and freight rail hosts and “enhancing regulatory processes associated to intercity passenger rail to profit the general public and the communities served by passenger rail and the atmosphere,” in keeping with a press release from the company.

Winfree has served as common counsel for NCTD for greater than 10 years. She additionally manages all operations and use agreements with different rail operators that make the most of NCTD’s railroad tracks.

“The creation of this new committee exhibits the dedication of the STB so as to add extra voices to the nationwide conversations round points impacting passenger rail service,” Winfree mentioned.

Winfree’s committee appointment is for a two-year time period.

–Metropolis Information Service