WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 16, 2020 – Association of American Railroads (AAR) President and CEO Ian Jefferies issued the following statement in support of the Surface Transportation Advanced through Reform, Technology, & Efficient Review (STARTER) Act.

“In the STARTER Act, Ranking Member Graves and his colleagues have steered clear of unnecessarily divisive policy fights and brought forth commonsense solutions to our transportation and infrastructure challenges. Railroads encourage Congress to focus squarely on what is most important now – improving our nation’s infrastructure.”


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