LETTER: Governors encourage passage of Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015


Western Governors sent a letter on May 27, 2015, to leadership in the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to encourage the passage of the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015. The letter noted that Western states’ economies are greatly impacted by the movement of commodities by rail and supported a strong and independent Surface Transportation Board. The governors explained: "Reauthorization of the Board is overdue. Making it an independent board with broader membership and greater transparency will benefit both shippers and the public as competing commodities place heavy demands on the rail system." Read, download the Letter


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