QCs Area Leaders Set to Speak at Railroad Merger Hearing
Several people from the Quad Cities area will speak during this week's three-day, public hearing about the proposed merger of two railroads.
Today through Friday, the Surface Transportation Board will hear testimony about the proposed merger of Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern in Washington DC and online.
The first group of speakers -- the applicants -- will include the CEOs of Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern.
Other speakers will include a supply chain official from SSAB Americas, a steel manufacturer with a plant in Montpelier near Muscatine, former Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba, and Michelle Solis Russell, a partner of the Russell Group in Davenport.
Also today, the Coalition to Stop CPKC will testify, including leaders of eight Chicago suburbs. Others who'll speak include officials who represent the Regional Transportation Authority and Metra, union workers, and freight customers.
And on Friday, Archer Daniels Midland is on the list of scheduled speakers. Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern will wrap up the hearing with closing testimony about the 31-billion-dollar deal.
The hearing will be live-streamed on the Surface Transportation Board's YouTube channel HERE.