AAR lashes out at reciprocal switching proposal

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WASHINGTON — Officials at the Association of American Railroads are commenting on a proposed regulation that would force railroads to share their rail traffic with competitor railroads.

According to the AAR, the Surface Transportation Board’s proposed reciprocal switching rules violate the board’s governing statute, economic principles, and long-standing policy.

AAR officials also say the forced access regulation is driven by “the narrow self-interest of certain shippers in a revenue transfer in their favor…”

The AAR says that comments made by rail shippers underscore the need for the STB to withdraw its forced access proposal, citing the proceeding as an “ill-conceived approach that comprises the efficiency of the entire network,” says AAR President and CEO Ed Hamberger.

The proposed reciprocal switching rule would allow a rail customer to gain access to another railroad if the customer makes sufficient reasoning for why it wants an alternative rail provider.

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