|  Christine Marie Nielsen

U.S., Canadian and Mexican Freight Rail Associations Write Open Letter in Support of NAFTA

Railroad trade groups the  Association of American Railroads (AAR), the Railway Association of Canada and Asociacion Mexicana de Ferrocarriles late Monday together issued an open letter to policymakers considering the American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). They urged that negotiations center around preservation of elements of the agreement currently in place.

"Economic growth tied to NAFTA has allowed railways to invest tens of billions of dollars into their infrastructure while improving productivity and customer service and fostering innovation," the letter states. "Collectively, these improvements have enabled railways to maintain the low rates that are required to provide shippers wi...

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