FPAA signed on to the letter in concern of the potential for a devastating nationwide rail strike in early December and call on Congress to ensure this worst-case scenario is averted. A rail stoppage would cost at least $2 billion per day in lost economic output across the U.S and would also lead to plant shutdowns and job losses. Such a disruption could also undo much of the progress we’ve made in recovering from a snarled supply chain. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has warned “any breakdown would be disastrous for U.S. consumers and the economy, and potentially return us to the historic supply chain challenges during the depths of the pandemic.”

You can view the full letter here GoRail letter_final