What are the top 3 legislative issues that will be critical for rail for the next administration? (Josh Putterman)

Josh Putterman

Top 3 legislative issues that will be critical for rail for the next administration:

  1. New spending on infrastructure. Can rail capture its “Share?” Hopefully, our industry can still get significant federal funding despite the fact that we invest so much in our own infrastructure.
  2. Labor issues such as mandates on two-man crews. In his prior administration, then VP Biden and President Obama’s team was very friendly to labor from a regulatory perspective. Hopefully, the facts will be allowed to carry the day.
  3. Tax issues, including both a potential increase in corporate taxes as well as capital gains tax increases that could drive capital away from railroads.