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AAR President and CEO Statement on Confirmation of Ann Begeman to 

Surface Transportation Board

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dec. 10, 2016 – Edward R. Hamberger, president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), statement on the confirmation today of Ann Begeman to another term as Surface Transportation Board (STB) Board Member.

"Since joining the STB in 2011, Ms. Begeman has brought a thoughtful approach along with years of transportation policy experience to many complex issues.  At a time of uncertainty for the rail industry and the entire economy, Board Member Begeman's true appreciation of the importance of empirical data in the decision-making process is more critical than ever for the STB going forward. The freight rail industry welcomes her reappointment."


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