Two G&T Coops Seek Change in Rail Shipping Regulations

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) and Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc. have joined other shippers in requesting that the federal Surface Transportation Board change rules related to switching carload freight between carriers.  The proposal, called reciprocal switching, would allow captive shippers, subject to certain conditions, to access a second carrier if their facility is within 30 miles of an interchange where switching regularly occurs.  One shippers group has suggested that the proposal could save up to $1.2 billion a year.  AECC advocates have argued that reciprocal shipping would lead to increased competition, better service, and improved efficiency.  Click here for more.

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