Rail woes, legislation target of ISRI meetings

Oct 02, 2007 | 12:36 PM | Paul Schaffer

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), which has tried to raise the visibility of railroad problems on Capitol Hill, will assess specific pieces of legislation it might wish to endorse during four days of committee and director meetings starting Oct. 17 in Boston.

The most vocal critics of the rail status quo have been farmers and coal-burning utilities. However, the roster of unhappy shippers also includes the director of supply chain at the U.S. Army's ammunition plant in Radford, Va., who is slated to testify Wednesday at a Senate subcommittee hearing on rail issues.....

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