Policy

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With Smart Policy, Freight Rail Spurs the U.S. Economy

Respected experts agree that smart regulations allow freight rail to serve a vital role in the U.S. economy and must persist.

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How Forced Access Would Roll Back Progress

Requiring railroads to provide switching services for their competitors at regulated, below-market rates would have devastating impacts.

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Proposals to Reregulate Railroads Would Hurt the Economy

Proposals under consideration by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board will undercut freight rail innovations and private investments.

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Why Freight Rail’s Model is on the Money

The current balanced regulatory environment has resulted in lower shipping costs and better service for freight rail customers.

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Further Reading

5 Innovations that Have Strengthened Railroads’ Muscle

Thanks to innovations like these, freight rail helps carry the weight of the American economy and continue to prepare for future demand.

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Ever Wonder What Fits in One Rail Car?

Freight rail moves a staggering volume of goods anually. Take a closer look to understand the industry’s full impact

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Helping America Compete – And Win

American freight rail rates are lower than those in China, Germany and Japan.

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How Freight Rail Is Safer Than Ever

Modern railroads are employing cutting edge technologies to make America’s freight rail network safer than ever before.

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