L. E. Peabody & Associates, Inc. (Since 2002) -- Mr. Humphrey has gathered, analyzed
and summarized railroad costs associated with moving coal and other 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 has been the lead programmer for cases utilizing the Rail Traffic Controller (“RTC”) model and has 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. He has used the RTC model in support of rate cases before the STB, as well as for infrastructure investment and capacity analyses.
Mr. Humphrey has developed Microsoft Visual Studio applications including the Railroad
Operations Simulator ("ROS") program used to model railroad operations by using
advanced physics models which utilize highly detailed track information, train specific
train characteristics, and detailed operational guidelines. He has designed programs
that update, analyze, and summarize data originating at the Energy Information Administration.
He has written programs that organize, analyze, manipulate, and summarize mainframe
databases containing various industry data.
Mr. Humphrey has 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 has conducted extensive research used to support
both fuel supply and transportation analyses developed by L. E. Peabody & Associates,
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.