The Lost Economy

Morning Consult: Proposed Rail Regulations Could Make Consumers Big Losers

October 16, 2017

Competing railroad lines have recovered from near-bankruptcy in the 1970s, and today they perform the heavy lifting in our transportation networks. Through an investment of $635 billion since 1980, the railroad freight system has served American consumers very well. Within 10 years of regulatory reform, rail prices fell by 44 percent and productivity soared.

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