The Rail Safety Act of 2023 has raised concerns over its potential to increase costs for shippers without addressing safety. The proposed federal train crew size mandate could hinder innovation and competition, especially for short lines. The Senate’s broad labeling of any train carrying a single hazmat car as a hazmat train would also increase costs and hinder freight movement. A letter is being circulated to urge Congress to take a balanced and factual approach to the legislation. The Fresh Produce Association has been invited to join as a signatory organization.
You can read the full letter HERE