The Board of Directors of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation is comprised of six Directors. With the Port’s acquisition of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad effective February 1, 2018, Port Commissioners also serve as Directors of the New Orleans Public Belt Corporation Board. The Governor of Louisiana appoints Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans members from a list of three nominations submitted by 19 local civic, labor, education and maritime groups. They are unsalaried and serve five-year staggered terms.

Current members include: Chairman Darryl D. Berger, Vice Chairman William H. Langenstein, III, Secretary-Treasurer Charles H. Ponstein, Director Tara C. Hernandez, Director Arnold B. Baker, and Director Joseph F. Toomy. New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation Directors meetings are held at 1350 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA 70130.

Future Board Meetings

Board of Directors - NOPB Agenda

Board of Commissioners - NOPB Agenda

In response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, and pursuant to Section 2(C) of the Governor’s Proclamation 84 JBE 2020, Board meetings will convene on Thursday, July 23, 2020 using Zoom teleconferencing. The Board of Directors of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation will convene at 1:30 p.m., followed immediately by the Regular Monthly meeting of the Port’s Board of Commissioners, followed by the inaugural Regular Monthly meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Commission for the Port of New Orleans.

The link to access the Zoom livestream of the meeting is provided below. Public comments will be accepted during the meetings through the use of Zoom’s Chat feature.

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Phone one-tap:

US: +13126266799,,94263073388# or +16465588656,,94263073388#

877 853 5247 (Toll Free) or 888 788 0099 (Toll Free)

Meeting URL:

https://portnola.zoom.us/j/94263073388

Meeting ID:

942 6307 3388

2020 Regular NOPB Board of Directors Meetings

  • July 23 (Zoom teleconference meeting)
  • August 20
  • September 24
  • October 22
  • November 19
  • December 17

For information on past board meetings click here.