SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

 

 

February 21, 2008 Hearing Room C

1:00 P.M. Tapes 18 19

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Sen. Rick Metsger, Chair

Sen. Bruce Starr, Vice-Chair

Sen. Gary George

Sen. Larry George

Sen. Betsy Johnson

Sen. Rod Monroe

Sen. Joanne Verger

 

STAFF PRESENT: Patrick Brennan, Committee Administrator

Debbie Malone, Committee Assistant

 

 

ISSUES HEARD:

Freight Rail Issues Informational Meeting

 

 

 

This tape log is in compliance with Senate and House Rules. For complete contents, please refer to the cassette tapes.

 

TAPE #

AND SIDE

COUNTER

NUMBER

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT MATTER

OR CHANGE IN SPEAKER

18A

003

Chair Rick Metsger calls the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m.

FREIGHT RAIL ISSUES INFORMATIONAL MEETING

 

021

Terry Finn, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway

 

118

Ann-Marie Lundberg, Tangent Services (EXHIBIT A)

 

217

Bruce Carswell. Portland & Western Railroad

 

314

Chair Metsger

 

366

Sen. Johnson

 

389

Sen. G. George

 

406

Mr. Finn

 

435

Sen. G. George

 

443

Ms. Lundberg

 

456

Sen. Verger

 

472

Mr. Carswell

19A

039

Sen. Verger

 

049

Vice-Chair Starr

 

058

Ms. Lundberg

19A

079

Sen. L. George

 

095

Mr. Finn

 

113

Mr. Carswell

 

140

Sen. G. George (EXHIBIT B)

 

150

Chair Metsger

 

166

Lana Butterfield, Executive Director, Oregon Rail Users League (EXHIBIT C)

 

186

Chair Metsger recesses the meeting at 1:44 pm. Reconvenes the meeting at 2:17 p.m.

 

195

Chair Metsger

 

202

Kelly Taylor, Rail Division Administrator, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) (EXHIBIT D)

 

402

Chair Metsger

 

406

Ms. Taylor

 

416

Chair Metsger

 

419

Ms. Taylor

 

421

Sen. Johnson

 

435

Ms. Taylor

 

443

Sen. Johnson

 

467

Ms. Taylor

18B

043

Sen. Verger

 

049

Ms. Taylor

 

054

Sen. Verger

 

064

Ms. Taylor

 

071

Vice-Chair Starr

 

074

Ms. Taylor

 

076

Vice-Chair Starr

 

093

Chair Metsger

 

162

Sen. Verger

 

168

Ms. Taylor

 

218

Roger Martin, Union Pacific Railroad (EXHIBIT E)

 

390

Chair Metsger

 

439

Sen. L. George

19B

018

Ms. Taylor

 

043

Sen. L. George

 

046

Sen. G. George

 

060

Chair Metsger

 

062

Sen. Johnson

 

069

Chair Metsger adjourns the meeting at 3:07 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A.       Freight Rail Issues, written testimony, Ann-Marie Lundberg, 2 pp

B.       Freight Rail Issues, Sen. Gary George, 29 pp

C.       Freight Rail Issues, written testimony, Lana Butterfield, 1 p

D.      Freight Rail Issues, written testimony, Kelly Taylor, 7 pp

E.       Freight Rail Issues, written testimony, Roger Martin, 2 pp