History shows that ending onerous rail regulations was an indisputable success, proving that railroads could thrive, and deliver tens of billions of dollars of economic benefits to consumers. There is nothing about the current railroad industry challenges that conclusion. As the U.S. supply chain faces unprecedented challenges and consumers see marked price increases for the goods and services they buy, the regulatory mistakes of the past have never been so clear. Now, the STB shouldn’t repeat them.
You can read this commentary in the Hill’s Congress Blog.