Christopher A. Gomez
L. E. Peabody & Associates, Inc. (Since 2008) -- Mr. Gomez assisted in the application of the Stand-Alone Cost constraint to the Surface Transportation Board’s (“STB”) Constrained Market Pricing rate regulatory model, including the development of rail transportation rates and railroad density analyses. He also developed detailed volume and revenue forecasts for coal and non-coal commodity groups, and determined plant specific-capacity factors. Mr. Gomez analyzed Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) and Energy Information Administration (“EIA”) data to support pricing and transportation studies of coal from the Powder River Basin, WY and MT.
Mr. Gomez worked extensively with the Rail Traffic Controller (“RTC”) model and developed simulations of short-line, regional and Class I railroad operations. These simulations have involved translating real-world railroad operating infrastructure and operating practices into RTC specific simulation inputs. Mr. Gomez used the RTC model in support of rate cases before the STB, as well as for infrastructure investment analyses.
Mr. Gomez compiled, evaluated, and summarized public and confidential data for numerous projects that has aided many short-line and regional railroads in their negotiations with connecting Class I railroads, rail cost analyses, property valuations, business evaluations and rail line abandonment projects.
Mr. Gomez also worked with shippers to facilitate in their negotiations with rail carriers on extensive issues, including rate negotiations, fuel surcharge negotiations and rail line acquisitions.
Mr. Gomez participated in projects assisting inland port clients identify well qualified and experienced railroad operating entities to provide rail transportation services to rail customers located on the port.
Mr. Gomez provided analytical support for clients seeking qualified and experienced railroad maintenance contractors to perform annual maintenance at their facility.
Mr. Gomez received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Arizona’s Eller School of Management in 2008.