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AAR Statement on Confirmation of Ron Batory

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 13, 2018 – Edward R. Hamberger, president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), issued the following statement in reaction to the confirmation of Ronald L. Batory as Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration.

“The freight railroad industry congratulates Ron Batory on his confirmation to become FRA Administrator. Ron Batory is supremely qualified to guide the FRA moving forward, equipped with years of real world experience that will surely assist him in his oversight duties. We look forward to working with Administrator Batory in our collective mission to ensure maximum rail safety.”
For more information contact: AAR Media Relations at 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.