WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 3, 2020 – The Association of American Railroads (AAR) President and CEO Ian Jefferies released the following statement regarding Rep. Rodney Davis’s proposed One Federal Decision Act to streamline the federal permitting and environmental review processes.

“Delays in permitting impede the modernization of rail infrastructure, slow projects that would benefit shippers and result in unnecessarily higher costs. Railroads applaud the efforts of Representative Davis and his colleagues to preserve the quality of the environmental permitting review while taking steps to reduce the cost and length of the process.”

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