William W. Humphrey
L. E. Peabody & Associates, Inc. (Since 2002) – Mr. Humphrey developed, managed and sponsored economic studies and reports for various commercial projects. He also developed and sponsored evidentiary support and testimony for use in litigation.
Mr. Humphrey developed railroad costs associated with moving various commodities in all parts of the United States. These costs, along with the traffic and operating characteristics for a particular move, provide the basis for developing cost of service analyses used in both litigation and contract negotiations.
Mr. Humphrey is the lead developer for computer applications including L. E. Peabody & Associates, Inc.’s Railroad Operations Simulator ("ROS") program. ROS is used to model railroad operations by utilizing advanced physics models which rely upon highly detailed track information, train specific train characteristics, and detailed operational guidelines.
He designed and developed programs that update, analyze, and summarize data from the Energy Information Administration and other publicly available sources. He wrote programs that organize, analyze, manipulate, and summarize databases containing terabytes of economic and operational data.
Mr. Humphrey is also the lead programmer for commercial studies or litigation support utilizing the Rail Traffic Controller (“RTC”) model. He developed simulations of short-line, regional and Class I railroads. These simulations involved translating real-world railroad operating infrastructure and operating practices into simulation input. He used the RTC model in support of rate cases before the STB, as well as for infrastructure investment and capacity analyses.
Mr. Humphrey provided analytical support for testimony sponsored by L. E. Peabody & Associates, Inc. through the gathering and manipulation of data originating at the Energy Information Administration, the Surface Transportation Board, the Federal Railroad Administration and other publicly available sources. Specifically, these analyses include the development of the delivered costs of fuels to electrics utilities and development of detailed track statistics for various railroads located throughout the United States. Mr. Humphrey conducted extensive research used to support both fuel supply and transportation analyses developed by L. E. Peabody & Associates, Inc.
Mr. Humphrey conducted field inspections of rail lines, facilities, and rail yards in order to determine the existing and potential value of the assets, and to assist in developing efficient operating plans.
Mr. Humphrey modeled and simulated various yards and shipper facilities to determine yard capacity, operating bottlenecks or design inefficiencies only discernable through thorough simulation testing.
Previous Related Experience -- Mr. Humphrey was employed by Loftin, Humphrey and Associates as a network administrator where he was responsible for maintaining the integrity, reliability, and security of all of their computer systems. Mr. Humphrey worked as an administrative assistant at the Boston University School of Dental Medicine during the spring and summer of 2000. There he was responsible for the gathering, analyzing, and recording all of the student and patient information including their bills, personal information, and medical history.
Mr. Humphrey received a BS in Sociology with a minor in Computer Science from Boston College in 2001.