Freight Rail Customer Alliance Welcomes the Surface Transportation Board’s Proposed Service-Based Competitive Switching. Applauds Permanent Railroad-Provided FMLM Data Collection and Historical Individualized Rail Service Data

On September 7, 2023, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) via a 5-0 unanimous Decision proposed a rule that would permanently require rail carriers to submit First-Mile Last-Mile (FMLM) data regarding industry spot and pulls, allow a shipper to receive individualized rail service data for a 90-day period, and provide a reciprocal switching remedy for service that is unreliable, inconsistent, or inadequate based on objective factors.  FRCA’s press release supporting the STB’s proposal can be read here.