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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, Inc.

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.

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