Freight Rail Customer Alliance Submits Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee Requesting $42.029 Million for Surface Transportation Board in FY 2023 Funding

On July 27, 2022, the Freight Rail Customer Alliance (FRCA) sent a letter to the Transportation, Housing, Urban Development Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee requesting that the Committee provide, at a minimum, $42.029 million for the Surface Transportation Board as passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, and the following report language: 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 letter can be read here.