Hamberger: Rail offers Americans "tremendous benefit"

06/22/2010 | Roll Call (free content)

Rail offers "tremendous benefit for the typical American consumer" by keeping product costs low, according to Ed Hamberger, president of the Association of American Railroads. What's more, in order to meet the Obama administration's goal of doubling exports in five years, the nation needs a strong freight rail network. Rail industry regulations under debate in Washington could threaten the industry's ability to provide the service it does today.

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