Old threats from a new Congress

Published: December 10, 2014

Last updated on July 20th, 2016

In a twist to 18th century satirist Jonathan Swift’s “Modest Proposal,” National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) President Bruce Carlton suggests shippers consume (as in “eat”) their railroads.

Before the Surface Transportation Board (STB), Carlton termed his petition—that shippers served by only one railroad be granted access to a second through mandatory reciprocal switching—a “modest proposal.” Really?

Read the complete column by Frank Wilner at Railway Age.