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Press Releases

CURE Responds to House T&I Special Panel Report
October 30, 2013

Rail-dependent shippers urge Foxx to address competition in the freight rail industry
May 22, 2013

Shippers Hail Senator Franken Letter To President Obama On Lack Of Competition In National Freight Rail System
February 26, 2013

New Report Shows Absence of Competitive Rail Service Costs Shippers Billions of Dollars
January 31, 2013

CURE Submits Comments to the STB on Proposed Rate Regulation Reforms
October 22, 2012

Shippers Applaud Rockefeller Action To Press For Answers on Legality of Berkshire Hathaway Acquisition of BNSF Railroad
October 5, 2012

Statement on New Surface Transportation Board Initiatives to Protect Captive Shippers from Unreasonable Rail Rates
July 27, 2012

U.S. Senate Votes to Shine Spotlight on the Impact of Freight Rail Companies’ Practices on Rural America
June 22, 2012

Rail shippers urge Senate to apply all antitrust laws to the freight rail industry
February 16, 2012

STB to examine BNSF’s ability to artificially raise rates on shippers
September 29, 2011

Shippers file unified comments to STB urging further freight rail reforms
July 27, 2011

CURE commends STB for lowering filing fee rates, urges for more reforms
July 7, 2011

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STB to examine BNSF’s ability to artificially raise rates on shippers
September 29, 2011

Shippers file unified comments to STB urging further freight rail reforms
July 27, 2011

CURE commends STB for lowering filing fee rates, urges for more reforms
July 7, 2011

NITL Proposes Rail Reciprocal Switching Reforms
July 7, 2011

Multi-industry logo letter to Senate Commerce Committee
June 6, 2011

DOJ, DOT & USDA Highlight the Need to Review Lack of Rail Competition, Impact on U.S. Exporters
April 15, 2011

CURE Urges STB to Act to Increase Competition in Freight Rail Industry
April 15, 2011

Rail Shippers Voice Support for Begeman Nomination to Surface Transportation Board
March 10, 2011

Senate Committee Votes to End Railroads’ Special Interest Loophole
March 3, 2011

CURE Applauds STB Proposal to Lower Filing Fees for Complaint Cases
February 16, 2011

CURE Urges STB to Oppose Delay in Plans to Review Competition in Rail Industry
February 3, 2011

Rail Shippers Applaud Kohl/Vitter Legislation to Remove Railroads’ Antitrust Exemptions
January 26, 2011

Rail Shippers Praise the Introduction of Rockefeller/Hutchinson Bill to Increase Competition in Rail Industry
January 26, 2011

Rail Shippers Call for Competitive Pricing Reforms to Help American Companies Compete in Global Marketplace
January 25, 2011

Rail Shippers Welcome Surface Transportation Board Hearing on Rail Competition
January 13, 2011

Union Pacific’s National Ad Campaign Shows Senate Report was Correct
October 20, 2010

CSX 3rd Quarter Earnings Show Railroad Riches Despite Claims of Weakness in Blocking Rail Reform
October 12, 2010

State Ag. Departments Call On Congress & President to Pass Rail Reform This Fall
September 30, 2010

New Senate Report Shows How Rail Industry Deceives in Order to Obstruct Pro-Consumer Reforms
September 15, 2010

Senate Commerce Hearing Shows Momentum for Freight Rail Reform
September 9, 2010

State Governments Push Congress and President to Enact Rail Reform This Year
August 4, 2010

Big Railroads Drop Big Bucks on Super Bowl Ads, Rail Customers, Consumers Left with Hangover
February 3, 2009

Railroad 4th Quarter Revenues Highlight Monopoly Power
January 23, 2009

Kohl, Baldwin Introduce Legislation to Protect Consumers from Hidden Railroad Tax
January 8, 2009

Sen. Kohl Reintroduces Legislation to End Railroad Monopoly Power
January 7, 2009

American Bar Association’s Antitrust Experts Call for End to Rail Antitrust Exemptions
December 17, 2008

Rockefeller Chairmanship a Good Sign for Consumers, CURE Says (pdf)
December 16, 2008

The American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section Endorses the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act (pdf)
December 12, 2008

CURE Priorities Are Submitted to President-elect Obama’s Transportation Transition Team (pdf)
December 11, 2008

CURE Issue Update (pdf)
December 9, 2008

Reps. Conyers, Baldwin Call for Rail Reform in Stimulus Bill
November 18, 2008

STB Study Shows Consumers, Agriculture Hit Hard by Railroad Monopoly Power, Highlights Need for Rail Reform (pdf)
November 5, 2008

Alliance for Rural America reminds rural voters to include rail issues when making final election choices
October 23, 2008

Railroad Monopoly Pricing Power on Display in Earnings Report
October 23, 2008

Florida Consumers Overcharged $100 Million by Railroad
October 10, 2008

Rail Reform Bill Cleared for House Floor Action
September 18, 2008

Agriculture Groups to Congress: Stop the Runaway Trains
August 22, 2008

Midwestern Legislators Urge Passage of Rail Reform
July 28, 2008

Thirteen Groups Rally Behind Rail Reform Bill
July 16, 2008

Rail Customers Oppose White House Nomination to STB
May 28, 2008

Congress Calls for Study on Impact of Rail Transport Problems on Rural America
May 14, 2008

Small Businesses, Farmers Bear Burden of the Railroad Monopoly Prices
May 1, 2008

House Committee Takes Aim at Railroad Monopoly Prices
April 30, 2008

Congressional Hearing Highlights Railroads’ Monopoly Practices
April 23, 2008

Rail Customers to Promote Rail Reform Legislation on Capitol Hill
March 11, 2008

House Judiciary Committee Focuses on Bringing the Railroads Under Antitrust Laws
February 25, 2008

Senators Urge Reid to Move Forward on Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act
February 8, 2008

Senate Hearing Spotlights Need for Railroad Antitrust Coverage
October 3, 2007

High Captive Rail Prices, Deteriorating Service Require Better STB Oversight, Public Power Executives Tell House Committee
September 25, 2007

Who’s Afraid of Competition?: Shippers call for much needed reform while railroads lobby for federal protections
September 25, 2007

Senate Judiciary Committee Passes Bill Targeting Railroads Unfair Antitrust Exemptions
September 20, 2007

Report of Price Manipulation by Railroads Reason Enough for New Legislation
September 17, 2007

Consumers Railroaded Out of $6.4 Billion New Study Details Multi-billion Fuel Overcharges
September 13, 2007

GAO Report: Freight Rail Rates Spike in 2005 More Costs Shift to Consumers
August 28, 2007

Railroads: Bringing Rural America to a Standstill
July 24, 2007

Congress Asks Railroads: Are You the Weakest Link?
July 12, 2007

Energy Bill Will Boost Ethanol Congress Asks Railroads: Are you the weakest link?
July 12, 2007

Senate Legislation Introduced to Reform Nation’s Rail System
March 15, 2007

Rail Customers Hail Action to Fix Broken Rail System
March 6, 2007

Rail Customers Urge Congress to Address Economic Security
February 13, 2007

Rail Customers Make Case Against New Rate Rules
January 31, 2007

Favorable STB Fuel Subcharge Ruling
January 26, 2007

CURE Elects Officers
January 23, 2007

Freight Rail Customers Complaints Verified by Government Accountability Office Report
October 9, 2006

Railroad Delivery Delays Force Power Companies to Import Coal
August 24, 2006

More Than 200 Rail Shippers on Capitol Hill Urge Reform Rail Monopoly Driving Consumer Costs Up
March 9, 2006

The Cost of Captivity, by Industry, reprinted with copyright permission from the Rail Price Advisor, First Quarter 2003, Volume 12, Number 1, published by Escalation Consultants, Inc.

News Articles

Senate Confirms Deb Miller as STB Commissioner
April 7, 2014

Captive Shippers Show Their Cards
July 18, 2011

Lincoln Electric System vs. BNSF Railway—again
June 18, 2011

Reform Needed to End the Railroad Pricing Monopoly
July 14, 2011

Freight rail vital to nation, industry asserts
July 14, 2011

Sen. Kohl Calls on Two Federal Agencies to Back His ‘Rail Antitrust’ Bill
July 11, 2011

Filing Fees Cut for Rail-Rate Complaints
July 7, 2011

Coal Hauling Costs on the Rise
June 28, 2011

Railroads, Shippers Face Off
June 23, 2011

Rockefeller Presses STB for Rail Reform
June 22, 2011

How We’re Meeting the Job Creation Challenge
June 13, 2011

Coal Shipper Sues UP, BNSF for Price Fixing
June 8, 2011

Supreme Court Rejects BNSF Appeal in Rate Case
May 16, 2011

STB’s Nudge to Regulate
May 9, 2011

Shippers Complain about Lack of Rail Competition
April 25, 2011

Rockefeller: DOT report shows need for rail bill
March 4, 2011

Senate Panel Votes to End Rail Antitrust Exemption
March 3, 2011

Rail Bills Resurface
February 7, 2011

Rockefeller Introduces Rail Reform Bill
January 27, 2011

Letter to the editor of the Charleston Gazette: Railroads defied Act, created monopolies
October 21, 2010

Shippers Favor Rail Reform
September 27, 2010

STB’s Elliot Plans Three-Pronged Rail Reform Strategy
September 15, 2010

Walz: How to Make Freight Rail More Competitive
June 15, 2010

Railroad unchecked power hurts businesses and consumers
June 15, 2010

Rep. Walz: Restore balance and competition to rail industry
April 23, 2010

Letter to the Editor: USA Today
April 1, 2010

Cooperative Network praises leadership on rail reform
December 18, 2009

NARUC: Rockefeller’s STB Bill Marks Significant Victory
December 18, 2009

Farm World: Consumer Group Optimistic For Rail Antitrust Regulation
October 5, 2009

Energy Washington: Utilities, Others Expect Major Railway Reform Push As Congress Returns
September 4, 2009

Seminole Electric to STB: CSX severely overcharges Cooperative
August 31, 2009

Duluth News Tribune Op-ed: Railroads’ monopoly pricing hurts businesses, consumers
August 30, 2009

Wall Street Journal: Nominee Calls for Scrutiny of Rail Freight Pricing
July 31, 2009

Letter to the Editor of the New York Times
July 29, 2009

New York Times: Antitrust Chief Hits Resistance in Crackdown
July 25, 2009

Rail Shippers’ Lobby Geared Up
Journal of Commerce, May 20, 2009

I Hear the Train A Comin
“Colleen’s Ag Connection” WGFA Radio, May 5, 2009

Group fights to end railroads’ antitrust exemption
Brownfield Ag Network, May 4, 2009

Washington Watch Interview with Brownfield’s Ken Anderson and CURE Exec. Director Bob Szabo
Brownfield Ag Network, May 4, 2009

Congress is poised to end the railroads’ antitrust exemption
Kiplinger Agriculture Letter, April 24, 2009

Captive food growers seek more choices
San Francisco Chronicle, April 5, 2009

Bob Szabo agricultural radio interview with Mike LePorte
KRVN Rural Radio Network, March 25, 2009

Exempt from antitrust laws, railroads set exorbitant rates
The Hill, March 25, 2009

S.C. agency questioning rail-cost spike
The State, March 24, 2009

Senate Committee: Railroad Antitrust Exemption Must End
Farm World, March 18, 2009

Survey: High Rail Costs Force Some Shippers to Switch to Other Modes
Chemical Week, March 16, 2009

Some freight railroads have it all
Daily Gazette, March 16, 2009

Consumers are hard hit by unfair rail monopoly
Salt Lake Tribune, March 14, 2009

Obama Nominee Vows Strong Antitrust Action, Backs Rail Bill
CNN Money, March 10, 2009

Bill Would Strip Antitrust Protections From Freight Railroads
March 5, 2009

Rail customers in prime position for reforms?

Farm Week, March 4, 2009

BNSF ordered to pay $345M in rate dispute
Associated Press, February 19, 2009

Landscape changing for farmers, railroads
Billings Gazette, February 11, 2009

Freight Carriers See Rough Road Ahead in 2009

Associated Press, February 6, 2009

Bob Szabo Meets With UTU International President to Discuss Rail Reform
United Transportation Union International, January 23, 2009

CURE Spokeswoman Mary Kay Thatcher, American Farm Bureauinterview
Northern Ag Network, January 7, 2009

Rail Shippers Ask Congress to Regulate Freight Prices
Wall Street Journal, January 4, 2009

Coal Freight Battle May Fuel Spike In Rural Electricity Bills
Tampa Tribune, December 23, 2008

Antitrust Rules Needed for Freight Railroads
Capital Times, December 22, 2008

Baldwin Pushes for Rail Reform in Economic Stimulus Bill
Wisconsin Ag Connection, December 8, 2008

Railroading ag: The return of the ‘robber baron’ triggers cries of monopoly from rural shippers
AgWeek, December 8, 2008

Lawmakers consider RR anti-trust law
North Platte Bulletin, December 1, 2008

“The Steckline Report” agriculture radio program, interview with CURE spokesperson Mary Kay Thatcher, American Farm Bureau
December 1, 2008

Brownfield Network interview with CURE spokesperson Mary Kay Thatcher, American Farm Bureau
November 25, 2008

Bob Szabo interview with KQLX Farm Talk on the need for rail reform
November 24, 2008

Interview transcript, AAR President Ed Hamberger
AgriTalk Radio program, October 13, 2008

Interview transcript, CURE Chairman Glenn English and Executive Vice President of the American Coalition for Ethanol Brian Jennings
AgriTalk Radio program, October,13, 2008

Fla. electric cooperative disputes rail rate hike
Associated Press, October 10, 2008

Ag groups push antitrust legislation
Traffic World, August 22, 2008

Railing Against Captive Shippers
EnergyBiz Insider, May 23, 2008

Editorial: Competition on rails
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 22, 2008

Editorial: Bring end to railroad antitrust exemption
Sheboygan Press, May 11, 2008

A Switch on the Tracks
Washington Post, April 21, 2008

Changes are needed in railway rules
The Advertiser, April 15, 2008

Senator Kohl: Congress should move to repeal railroads’ antitrust exemptions
The Hill, April 8, 2008

Glenn English: Captive shippers left out in the cold
The Journal of Commerce, March 31, 2008

Commentary: LUS: Customers pay premium for rail deregulation
The Daily Advertiser, March 30, 2008

Shippers in Minnesota want lawmakers to intervene to foster more competition among the railroads
The Star Tribune, March 27, 2008

ADM sues railroads for price-fixing on fuel fees
The Star Tribune, March 27, 2008

La. Utility backs regulation
The Advocate, March 17, 2008

Staying on Track: Wednesday was Rail Customer Day on Capitol Hill
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 16, 2008

North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation Joins Rail Customers on Capitol Hill to Promote Rail Reform Legislation
Sun Herald, March 11, 2008

Rail Antitrust Gains Force
Traffic World, March 3, 2008

Wisconsin’s Baldwin Calls for Railroad Antitrust Revocation
Bloomberg, Feruary 25, 2008

Board ignores concerns of some rail customers
Argus Leader, February 9, 2008

In rebuttal: Regulatory trainwreck
Sun Journal, January 18, 2008

MN Attorney General: Time to put railroads under anti-trust
Bemidji Pioneer, January 25, 2008

Ethanol boon may be a bust
In Forum, January 22, 2008

On this monopoly board, railroads are winning
St. Paul Pioneer Press, January 9, 2008

21 Attorneys General Endorse Bill That Would Remove Antitrust Exemptions for Railroads
The Associated Press, November 29, 2007

CSX Seeking Public Aid Amid Its Growing Profit
Tampa Tribune, October 11, 2007

LTE: Fair and Accurate
Roll Call, October 4, 2007

Freight Rail Customers Complain About Prices, Service
USA Today, September 27, 2007

The Railroading of America
Roll Call, September 26, 2007

LTE: Rail Competition,Washington Times
The Washington Times, September 20, 2007

Report of Price Manipulation by Railroads Reason Enough for New Legislation
American Corn Growers Association, September 17, 2007

Study: F Rail Cos. Overcharged by $6.5B
The Associated Press, September 13, 2007

Railroad Monopoly Costs North Dakota
The Forum, September 2, 2007

Mark Glaess: Big Rail Hurts Rural Communities
Mankato Free Press, August 3, 2007

Glenn English: Poor Oversight of Monopolies Costs Consumers
The Kansas City Star, July 19, 2007

Utilities, Railroads at Odds: Delivery System FaultedRegulator
hears venting on rail service
The Kansas City Star, July 19, 2007

Baldwin Wins Duel with Railroads
The Capital Times, July 13, 2007

Tester Demands Fix for Freight Rail System
Liberty County Times, March 21, 2007

Vitter Acts on Railroad Issue
The Baton Rouge Advocate, March 19, 2007

Federal Regulators Ban Excessive Fuel Surcharges By Railroads
The Associated Press, January 26, 2007

Rail Rates Rock State Companies
Wisconsin State Journal, January 4, 2007

Railroads Struggle to Meet Coal Demand
CBS News by Associated Press, December 7, 2006

Derail the Monopoly; Railroads Need Competition
EnergyBiz Magazine, November/December 2006

Shippers say they’re getting railroaded
Kansas City Star by Chicago Tribune, October 2, 2006

Serving Two (Station) Masters
BusinessWeek, July 24, 2006

Enough Coal On Hand To Keep Us Cool?
The Christian Science Monitor, May 26, 2006

Utilities Lead Charge Vs. Railroads
The Capital Times, May 12, 2006

Electric Utilities Press for Action on Railroad Costs
The Hill, May 4, 2006

Railroads Struggle To Deliver Coal To Utilities
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (pick-up from Wall Street Journal article), March 15, 2006

Wisconsin Reps Attacking High Railroad Costs
The Capital Times, February 22, 2006

Senator Burns Op-Ed

Delay doesn’t want rail built
The Citizen, September 1, 2004

North Dakota, Minnesota and Montana Governors Support Rail Legislation
June 29, 2004

Rail Status Quo Unacceptable
Traffic World, March 31, 2003

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