The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Commission for the Port of New Orleans is comprised of six Commissioners. Since the alignment of the Port of New Orleans and the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad in February 2018, and in accordance with La R.S. 33:4530 et seq., Port Commissioners also serve on the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Commission. The Governor of Louisiana appoints Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans’ members from a list of three nominations submitted by local civic, labor, education and maritime groups. They are unsalaried and serve five-year staggered terms.
Current members include: Chairman Charles H. Ponstein, Vice- Chairman William H. Langenstein, III, Secretary-Treasurer, Joseph F. Toomy, Commissioner Walter J. Leger, Jr., Commissioner James J. Carter, Jr. and Commissioner Darryl D. Berger.
Meetings will take place at the Port’s Administration Building, located at 1350 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA 70130. The order of meetings is as follows:
- 1:30pm NOPB Regular Board Meeting Auditorium, 1st Floor
- Followed by PONO Regular Board Meeting Auditorium, 1st Floor
Upcoming 2022 Regular NOPB Commission Meetings (all meetings will take place at 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise posted)
- May 19
- June 23
- July 21
- August 25
- September 22
- October 20
- November 17
- December 15
For information on past board meetings click here.