WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 11, 2021 – The Association of American Railroads (AAR) President and CEO Ian Jefferies released the following statement regarding Rep. Rodney Davis’s One Federal Decision Act to streamline the federal permitting and environmental review processes.

“Permitting delays have long stood in the way of progress for rail infrastructure projects resulting in unnecessarily higher costs while also deferring public benefits. Railroads support the efforts of Representative Davis and his colleagues to preserve the integrity of the environmental review process while taking steps to reduce its cost and length.”

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