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The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has named member Martin Oberman the agency's vice chairman.Oberman succeeds Patrick Fuchs, who continues to serve as a board member, STB officials said in a Jan. 6 press release.A Chicago attorney, Oberman was sworn in as an STB member on Jan. 22, 2019. He has had an extensive career in the public and private sectors, including service as a Chicago alderman, a member of commuter railroad Metra's board and most recently a member of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's board.Since 1975, Oberman has maintained a practice in Chicago as a trial and an appellate lawyer. The STB vice chairmanship rotates among members on an annual basis.