Federal Policies Have Not Kept Up With Massive Changes to the Nation’s Freight Rail Network.

 

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Massive Consolidation Decreased Access To Competitive Freight Rail Service

78% OF FREIGHT RAIL STATIONS ARE CAPTIVE TO A SINGLE MAJOR RAILROAD

78% OF FREIGHT RAIL STATIONS ARE CAPTIVE TO A SINGLE MAJOR RAILROAD

Decreased Access to Competitive Freight Rail Service Has Led to Soaring Rates

RAIL RATES HAVE INCREASED DRAMATICALLY FOLLOWING RAILROAD MERGERS

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SHIPPERS PAY A LARGE PREMIUM ON NON-COMPETITIVE SHIPMENTS

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OUTDATED POLICIES AND RAILROAD MARKET DOMINANCE ARE OVERRIDING FREE MARKET FORCES

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American Farmers, Manufacturers, and Other Producers Are Paying a Heavy Toll

THE RATE PREMIUM FOR ALL COMMODITIES EXCEEDED $18 BILLION IN 2013

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Higher Rates Aren’t Paying for Better Freight Rail Service

WHILE RATES HAVE SOARED, SHIPPERS WAIT THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THEIR LOADED CARS TO MOVE AS THEY DID IN 2005

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Outdated Policies Are Not Equipped to Handle Today’s Challenges

WHILE RATES ARE SOARING FOR POOR SERVICE, REGULATIONS THAT PROTECT RAILROADS HAVE NOT CHANGED

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How We Can Reform Freight Rail Policy

Learn How Free-Market Reforms Can Help Make Freight Rail More Affordable and Reliable For American Manufacturers, Farmers, Producers, and Consumers

LEARN HOW

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THE RAIL CUSTOMER COALITION

The coalition is a large collection of trade associations representing a broad cross section of manufacturing, agricultural, and energy industries with operations and employees throughout the United States, including: