New poll reveals majority of voters, worried about inflation, support efforts to increase competition across U.S. economy, including transportation sector

WASHINGTON, DC, November 17, 2021 — Amid concerns about rising prices and inflation, most voters agree that promoting competition is important to a strong economy, and an overwhelming bipartisan majority of registered voters (75%) believe President Biden’s recent executive order is important to address high

STB Must Reject Absurd Proposal to Prop Up Monopolies

In an environment of record stock prices, mega-mergers and dramatic cost-cutting efforts, the railroads are trying to convince the Surface Transportation Board their balance sheets are too fragile and the Board should change how the financial health of the rail industry is measured. In reality, they’re seeking to

Congress Supports a Closer Examination of the Impacts of Precision Scheduled Railroading

With so many priorities competing for the attention of Congress, it was encouraging to see the U.S. House of Representatives support a much needed study of a key issue plaguing the businesses that depend on freight rail.

As part of the INVEST in America Act that recently cleared the

STB Takes Action to Prevent Rail Carriers From Penalizing Shippers with Unreasonable, Excessive Demurrage Charges

When it took a proactive approach to addressing excessive and questionable demurrage charges, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) sent a clear message that business as usual was no longer acceptable. As Logistics Management observed, the Board’s new policies will promote greater “transparency, timeliness, and

Free Market Reforms Are the Bedrock of Competitive Freight Rail Service

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has proposed long-overdue reforms that will remove regulatory barriers and help promote greater competition within the freight rail industry. Instead of embracing these free market reforms, the railroads are claiming that STB’s proposal for “competitive switching” is unlawful. Competition is the cornerstone of a strong and