WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 22, 2021 – Association of American Railroads (AAR) President and CEO Ian Jefferies released the following statement regarding Senate Republicans newly released framework to improve the nation’s infrastructure.

“Today with the release of the Republican infrastructure package, it is even clearer that there is bipartisan consensus around the urgent need for significant investment in the nation’s highways, bridges and roads. Railroads stand ready to help advance this conversation and enact thoughtful legislation to modernize our nation’s public infrastructure and help us compete into the future.”

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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.