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ARA Co-Signed Ag Transportation Working Group Letter to Surface Transportation Board

Jul 20 2021

ARA co-signed an Agricultural Transportation Working Group letter urging the Surface Transportation Board to adopt the initiatives that President Biden's Executive Order identifies to enhance rail competition and prevent railroads from abusing their market dominance.

ARA and the undersigned organizations say enhanced competition is an important vehicle through which the Board can address pervasive challenges faced by rail shippers, including poor rail service, and unreasonable rail rates and practices. The lack of effective rail competition is reflected in a 200 percent increase in rail rates to ship anhydrous ammonia over the past 20 years.

Pragmatic reforms to make the rail industry more competitive will strengthen this vital transportation sector, both to benefit rail carriers and their customers, according to the letter. Read more in the letter linked below.