Voices for Transparency and Process Reform
ALLIANCE OF AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS
“In a competitive market, an influx of demand would be met by an influx of increased supply (in this case new capacity), but as previously indicated, to many in the shipper community, it seems as though supply is very slow in coming in the rail sector. The Class I railroads tout large investments in capacity, but for many in the shipper community, it is difficult to sort out what is actually new capacity for existing shippers (such as automotive) versus maintenance of existing service or service for new shippers.”
– Shane Karr, Vice President of Federal Government Affairs, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. Testimony before the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Freight Rail Service: Improving the Performance of America’s Rail System, September 23, 2014.