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WASHINGTON (September 13, 2019) – The Surface Transportation Board (STB) just released a series of new initiatives to improve its process for reviewing freight rail rates. The announcements follow the release of a report by the STB’s Rate Reform Task Force that found that the Board’s decades-old rate review procedures are unworkable and have failed to address the negative impacts of massive changes within the freight rail industry.

The American Chemistry Council’s President & CEO Cal Dooley issued the following statement regarding the STB’s announcement:

“We applaud the members of the STB for their thoughtful leadership and commitment to getting our nation’s freight rail policies back on track. Chemical manufacturers across the country have been negatively impacted by excessive freight rail charges and lack of competitive rail service for too long.

“The Board’s proposed reforms are a positive step toward improving how the STB addresses freight rail problems, and we look forward to working with the commissioners and their staff on modernizing and streamlining outdated regulations.”

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