Washington, D.C. – November 30, 2018 – Edward R. Hamberger, President and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), issued the following statement on today’s signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):

“The private freight railroad industry congratulates leaders from Canada, Mexico and the United States for signing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) today, an important step in preserving free trade across North America. The seamless movement of goods between our nations – via private railroads, as well as trucks – makes our economies stronger and more competitive. The U.S. Congress should work to quickly ratify the modernized accord to provide market certainty and stimulate further investment in industry and workers.”

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

About AAR: The Association of American Railroads 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.