Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2019 – Ian Jefferies, President and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), issued the following statement on the Executive Orders issued yesterday by the Trump administration:

“The private freight rail industry welcomes efforts by the Trump administration to enhance U.S. energy security and reduce infrastructure inefficiencies. Streamlining processes to better realize our nation’s abundant resources should be noncontroversial, as it will help create quality jobs for Americans and make energy more affordable. Our sector, which plays a fundamental role in moving not only energy products but many of the inputs to the energy development process, particularly welcomes the sections in the Executive Orders that allow companies to get products to market quicker. This includes the potential to safely move liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail and efforts to modernize the project planning and permitting process, which has sometimes been used as a tool to slow and block critical infrastructure projects.”


For more information contact: AAR Media Relations at [email protected]  or 202-639-2345.

About AAR: The Association of American Railroads (AAR) is the world’s leading railroad policy, research and technology organization focusing on the safety and productivity of rail carriers. AAR members include the major freight railroads of the U.S., Canada and Mexico, as well as Amtrak. Learn more at www.aar.org.

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