AAR fights shippers' claim of PTC benefits to rail

03/19/2010 | Journal of Commerce, The

Railroads are answering back after a chlorine shippers' lobbying group asked the Federal Railroad Administration to reconsider its analysis of the cost and benefit of positive train control. "The Chlorine Institute is attacking the FRA's cost-benefit analysis of PTC as a smoke screen to hide the fact that their shipments will raise the cost of rail transportation for all customers," said Edward Hamberger, president of the Association of American Railroads. "FRA's examination of the costs versus the benefits of PTC clearly shows that there are no present business benefits to the railroads."

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