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Transportation & Infrastructure

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Freight Rail Reform

Years have passed since the Surface Transportation Board has updated its freight rail policies.

As a member of the Rail Customer Coalition, ACC is calling on the Surface Transportation Board to address growing freight rail problems by adopting long overdue reforms, including Final Offer Rater Review and access to Competitive Switching.

Truck Driver Shortage

New truck drivers need to be hired in the next decade to keep up with demand.

ACC along with a large coalition of industry groups is calling on Congress to pass the SHIP IT Act, which will help the trucking industry deliver for the businesses and consumers who depend on them. The bipartisan legislation contains many smart reforms that will help recruit and retain drivers while maximizing the efficiency of the country’s trucking network without creating new regulations.

Transportation Priorities

The chemical sector is one of the largest shippers by volume across all modes of transportation - for marine, rail and truck. Our transportation needs are growing as the result of the resurgence of U.S. chemical manufacturing. ACC is calling on Congress and the Administration to adopt smart policy reforms that will rebuild the supply chain and get American moving again. 

Open Competition

The U.S. government provides major resources to help municipalities rebuild crumbling infrastructure. It’s critical that this new construction incorporates innovative technologies and advanced materials, in order to produce sustainable and resilient infrastructure systems that will last for several generations. Modernizing the procurement processes and eliminating outdated material restrictions will allow engineers to select the best material for the job and make the best use of taxpayer’s dollars.

Billion tons of products were transported in 2022, making the business of chemistry the country’s largest shippers
Billion plus invested in research and development by chemical companies in 2022

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