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Shippers Urge Rail Service Reform

6:56 AM MDT | April 28, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Rail shippers urged lawmakers last week to pass legislation that would increase competition in the rail sector and government oversight of railroad practices. “Rail customers continually face outrageous rail rates and poor service as a result of the monopoly power wielded by today’s rail companies,” says Bob Szabo, executive director of rail shipper group Consumers United for Rail Equity (Cure; Washington), commenting on shipper testimony at two Congressional panel hearings held to explore rail issues. Cure supports legislation sponsored by...

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