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WHY THIS MATTERS:
An improved regulatory system allows the freight rail industry to better serve customers and the U.S. economy by innovating, deploying new technologies and operating more nimbly.
AAR POLICY POSITION:
Freight railroads support instilling good government principles, transparency, complete and sound science, and embracing performance based regulations where possible.
Privately owned U.S. freight railroads believe federal lawmakers and agencies should enact policies to streamline government processes, collaborate more earnestly with industry where appropriate, and issue rules and regulations that achieve desired outcomes and better serve the public.
Antiquated rules and regulatory processes often lock the freight rail industry into outdated practices and technologies, which discourages investment in new and better approaches. It also elevates the judgment of the government regulator over the combined experience and expertise of an entire industry.
The private freight rail industry shares the same goal of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) — safety — because operating a safe railroad is good business.
As policymakers improve regulatory processes, freight railroads propose the following principles for consideration: