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Co-leads: Mark Janssen -LADCO

No EPA Co-Chair.

Rail Committee Meetings

Third Thursday of the month at 11:00 Eastern. Upcoming calls:

Thu, Dec 14, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CST

Thu, Jan 18, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CST

Thu, Feb 15, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CST

Thu, Mar 15, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Thu, Apr 19, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Thu, May 17, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Thu, Jun 21, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT



Current Membership List can be found at:

Agenda Usual agenda's break down to

Class 1 Line Haul

Class 1 yards

Class 2/3 and Passenger rail.


First Call December 14th.
Presentation on 2014 Line Haul Work Presentation on 2014 Yard Work.
Second Call January 18th.===== Discussion of Workgroup goals and setting of Committee membership. Of the 26 people attending call only

February Call


  • Line Haul - Matt Harrell
  • Class 2/3 and Passenger Rail - Matt Harrel
  • Volunteers:,,,
  • Yards - Mark Janssen

Agenda March Call

Update from on Line Haul

Description of 2016 Draft Yard Inventory.

Calculations. Multiple Companies at one yard with EPA.


Line Haul


Class 2/3


May Update:

We are waiting for the Federal Rail Administration to deliver the link level data for 2016 so that Line Haul and Class 2/3 rail can begin. One on one meetings were held with Class 1 railroads to collect yard activity. There will be a state comment period after the data is collected from the railroads although we would ask states not to over-ride company data since it is likely the most accurate representation of yard activity.

June Update:

FRA delivered the link level activity data for 2016. Line haul calculations are progressing quickly. We are planning on have a state outreach on class 2/3 rail in June and July. The draft inventory and comment period will be discussed on the meeting on June 21st. This will also include updates for commuter rail where link level activity will be accepted. We hope to have fuel use data for the non-electric commuter lines listed in the spreadsheet here. We expect to have draft 2016 estimates in September and draft 2017 estimates in October.

Action Items

Integrate comments from Class 1 railroads for yards. Fill in where no comments were received. Have a short comment period for states to updated data(July/August)

Calculate Class 1 Line Haul.

Calculate Class 2 and 3(commuter) estimates Have Comment period for states to add fuel use and link level activity

Roll all estimates forward to 2017 based on R1 reports. Thu, Aug 18, 2018

Presentation :

Thu Sep 20, 2018

  • Schedule
    • End of comments (October 5th)
    • Schedule EPA Formats call
  • Yards
    • NS and CSX work
    • Incorporation of company comments
  • Amtrak
  • Method Overview

January 2016 Rail Call

Matt Harrell's presentation on 2017 Emissions and final 2017 and 2016 emissions estimates for Yards and Class 2/3 & Commuters