League Responds to The AAR

This week the League sent a letter to the Wall Street Journal responding to comments made in an opinion article in that paper by Association of American Railroads (AAR) President Ed Hamberger.  The AAR chief executive said that some shippers “want to force railroads to open up their tracks and facilities to other railroad competitors in order to obtain lower shipping costs.”  He added that “Doing so would upend the logistical efficiencies that today benefit all customers using the U.S. rail system….”  Hamberger’s comments were seemingly directed at the League’s efforts to convince the Surface Transportation Board (STB) that new rules must be adopted on competitive switching.  The STB has this matter under consideration in their Ex Parte 711 proceeding. READ MORE