Hoye joins PHL with 24 years of rail experience, beginning in 1993 as a clerk-yardmaster-programmer with CSX Intermodal at Bedford Park, Ill. He advanced to operations manager, terminal manager for CSX Transportation at Riverdale, Ill., and was later named operations manager CSX Intermodal, Chicago, in 2002.
In 2003, Hoye joined Belt Railway Company of Chicago (BRC) as manager terminal operations/trainmaster at Bedford Park. He went on to serve as assistant director and director of agency and customer service from 2008 until 2011, when he was named superintendent.
Additionally, since 2014, Hoye has served as director of the 10-person Chicago Transportation Coordination Office (CTCO) team, which oversees day-to-day performance and planning affecting 14 different carrier traffic flows operating in and out of the nation’s largest rail hub.
He helped execute infrastructure improvements needed to complete Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency Program (CREATE) projects.
Hoye earned a bachelor of liberal arts degree in management from DePaul University and graduated from Michigan State University’s Railway Management Program. He is immediate past president of American Association of Railroad Superintendents and an executive board member of the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers.
“Steve is a welcome addition to PHL. His leadership skills and extensive rail knowledge will help enhance our terminal operations, customer service, and safety,” said PHL President Otis Cliatt.
PHL provides rail transportation, track maintenance and train dispatching service to the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, as well as rail switching services for on-dock intermodal terminals and dispatching services for approximately 140 intermodal and unit trains daily.