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In addition, the railroads have managed to persuade several right-wing organizations to write a letter to Congress supporting AAR’s view that permitting reciprocal switching amounts to reregulation and will take us back to the “bad old days” before passage of the Staggers Act in 1980.

Led by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the groups endorsing AAR’s position are the American Conservative Union, Campaign for Liberty, John Locke Foundation, The Maine Heritage Policy Center, National Taxpayers Union, R Street Institute, Taxpayers Protection Alliance and the Grassroots Institute of Hawaii, which for some unexplained reason feels called upon to comment on interstate rail regulation on the Mainland.



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