Report From Surface Transportation Board Rate Reform Task Force

Railroad crossing on a rural land path. ( Jo Windmann )

The Surface Transportation Board recently announced that its Rate Reform Task Force has completed a staff report providing its recommendations for possible changes to the rate review methodologies and processes used by the Board. The Board simultaneously is making the report available to the public.

The Rate Reform Task Force was established by the Board in January 2018 to recommend improvements to the Board’s existing rate review processes and to propose new rate review methodologies that are more attuned to the realities of the current transportation world.

ARA is a member of the Rail Customer Coalition which is reviewing this document and will be preparing an analysis. ARA will continue to provide information to its members as it is received.

The full report and its recommendations can be found here.