Freight Rail Customer Alliance Submits Letter to House Appropriations Committee Supporting $41.429 Million for the Surface Transportation Board in FY 2023 Funding

On June 17, 2022, the Freight Rail Customer Alliance (FRCA) sent a letter to the Transportation, Housing, Urban Development Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee supporting the requesting that the Committee provide, at a minimum, the $41.429 million for the Surface Transportation Board as recommended in the Administration’s FY2023 Budget, and the following report language to address continuing concerns: 1) encouraging the Board to fully utilize its existing authority to address freight rail service problems adversely impacting shippers including collecting and monitoring first and last mile (FMLM) rail carrier service performance data as well as other key railroad service metrics; 2) encouraging the Board to finalize as expeditiously as possible longstanding proceedings that would foster competition in the marketplace and adequacy in railroad service; and 3) including the current FY 2022 cost-benefit analysis report language.  The FRCA letter can be read here