ISRI will present testimony on the Floor Transportation Board’s (STB) two-day public listening to on Pressing Points in Freight Rail Service. The listening to opened immediately in Washington, D.C. with testimony from U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg. ISRI member Ben Abrams, President and CEO of Consolidated Scrap Sources (CSR) in York, Pa., will current testimony on behalf of ISRI and the recycling business on Wednesday, April 27.
“The nation’s rail service performs an essential function for the recycling business, and it’s many occasions the one technique of transportation obtainable for heavy ferrous metals,” stated ISRI Chief Lobbyist, Billy Johnson. “On the STB listening to, ISRI will clarify our considerations with the present rail service and the unfavorable affect unreliable service has on shippers of ferrous supplies.”
Abrams’ testimony will element how rail service impacts the provision chain, the success of recyclers nationwide, and the way railroads are crucial to transport ferrous supplies. “Ferrous metallic is a uncooked materials used for greater than 70 % of U.S. metal manufacturing,” stated Johnson. “Metal made out of recycled ferrous materials saves roughly 68 % of the power wanted to supply virgin metal, thereby decreasing greenhouse gasoline emissions.”