WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jan. 25, 2017 — Edward R. Hamberger, president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), issued the following statement on today’s appointment of Ann Begeman as Acting Chair of the U.S. Surface Transportation Board:

“The freight rail industry congratulates Ann Begeman on being named Acting Chair of the STB and is confident in Ms. Begeman’s ability to lead the Board. We hope Acting Chairman Begeman will continue to heed our request to pause all major rulemaking – most notably its misguided forced access proposal – until the Board is equipped with five, full time Board members.”

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