June 20, 2015

Modernizing Freight Rail Regulation: Recommendations from the TRB Study

  • Jerry Ellig

    Research Professor, George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center
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In June 2015, the National Academy of Sciences’ Transportation Research Board issued a report with recommendations to update and modernize economic regulation of rail freight transportation. Jerry Ellig served as a member of the committee that prepared the report. This presentation, given to the National Industrial Transportation League’s Railroad Transportation Committee in November 2015,  summarizes the report’s main recommendations. For a short narrative that explains the recommendations, see Dr. Ellig’s commentary in Real Clear Policy.