On behalf of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a non-profit public policy organization that specializes in regulatory issues, I respectfully submit this letter in reply to the National Industrial Transportation League’s (“League”) Petition for Rulemaking to Adopt Revised Competitive Switching Rules.
This comment letter develops the following points:
Forced switching agreements would endanger the future health of the railroad industry and the American economy as a whole.
The League and its members ignore the underlying economics of network industries and competition policy.
The Surface Transportation Board (“STB” or “Board”) should again reject attempts by a minority of shippers to impose disastrous new regulations on the railroad industry.