July 9, 2018: Martin J. Oberman was nominated as a Member of the U.S. Surface Transportation Board on Thursday, July 5, 2018. Oberman, of Illinois, was nominated for the rest of a five-year term that ends on Dec. 31, 2023. Oberman is currently a lawyer in Chicago. He is a Member of the Board of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. He was previously the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Metra; a Chicago City Councilman; and the General Counsel for the Illinois Racing Board. Oberman received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.