Rail shippers face the potential for new regulations. One specifically, would require railroads to share their privately-owned infrastructure. One skeptic of this regulation is Steve Pociask, an economist with the American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research, a nonprofit think tank that aims to examine how public policy impacts consumers. He co-authored an October 2021 report with Liam Sigaud entitled “Veering Off the Rails: How the Recent Push to Reregulate Railroads Threatens Consumer Welfare.”

FreightWaves recently chatted with Pociask about the report, and the Q and A is available here.