Transportation & Infrastructure

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Freight Rail Reform

40
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

1M
New truck drivers need to be hired in the next decade to keep up with demand.

ACC along with broad group of industry groups is calling on House and Senate leadership to the DRIVE-Safe Act, which will address the nation’s growing truck driver shortage by promoting job opportunities and enhanced safety training for young transportation workers. 

Advanced Materials

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 Modernizing the procurement processes and eliminating outdated material restrictions will allow engineers to select the best material for the job and make the best use of taxpayer’s dollars.

992
Million tons of products were transported in 2021, making the business of chemistry one of the country’s largest shippers
$11
Billion plus invested in research and development by chemical companies in 2021

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