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FAST Action by Congress helps keep chemical transportation on track

During the final legislative business days of last year, Congress passed a major and much-needed piece of legislation called the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act or “FAST Act,” which addressed many critical transportation issues. In addition to providing long-term funding to the Department of Transportation, the legislation contained important provisions to help improve the safe […]

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New video illustrates the high stakes of rail competition reform

Transportation issues can be a little tough to understand and at times, a bit arcane. That’s why ACC just released this new video to help illustrate how the lack of freight rail competition and outdated policies are negatively impacting the chemical industry, which employs nearly 800,000 Americans and is on track to invest more than […]

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As freight rail competition wanes, manufacturers pay a heavy price

Will this be déjà vu all over again? Recent GDP data suggest the economy may be cooling off and North American freight carloads are down 2.4 percent so far this year compared to 2012. Less demand would suggest shippers could expect lower freight rail rates. However, if history is any guide, that may not be […]

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