RCC Senate Vote on STB Nominees Joint Statement

WASHINGTON (January 3, 2019) – Members of the Rail Customer Coalition (RCC) commend the Senate for confirming Patrick Fuchs and Martin Oberman to serve on the Surface Transportation Board (STB). The long-standing vacancies at the Board have severely hampered the STB’s ability to address ongoing freight rail issues and advance

Freight Rail Customers Urge Senate to Confirm White House Nominees

WASHINGTON (August 1, 2018) – The Rail Customer Coalition (RCC) applauds today’s vote by the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation to approve the nomination of Martin Oberman to serve on the Surface Transportation Board (STB). For more than two years several vacancies on the Board have remained

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

Congress Takes Action and Sends Freight Rail Reform Legislation to the President

Today, the House overwhelmingly passed Senate legislation that will modernize the nation’s freight rail policies and will provide American businesses with greater access to more reliable and competitive freight rail service by making the Surface Transportation Board (STB) work more efficiently. We want to thank Chairman Thune and Ranking Member Nelson