Congressional members on the Transportation Committee have much work to do on their proposed infrastructure bill. One first step, across all political allegiances, should be to drop unnecessary regulatory provisions in the transportation legislation that would only serve to increase consumer prices by increasing the costs of transporting goods by rail. As the economy works to recover from the slowdown and supply line disruptions caused by the pandemic, policymakers should focus on laws that improve the lives of American consumers and not make matters worse.

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