Railroad Antitrust Reform A Train to Nowhere?

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Don Baker, Bill Mullins, Sep 15, 2009

There is an obvious déjà vu quality in today’s loudly promoted “Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009” bills that have been introduced by Senator Herbert Kohl (D-WI) (S. 146) and his Wisconsin colleague, Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D) (H.R. 233). But it seems that they may well have arrived at the station quite a while after the antitrust train had pulled out.. Will the removal of the few antitrust exemptions currently granted to the rail industry be likely to result in the type of antitrust relief required to curtail what the shippers view as an abuse of market power?.