I am concerned it will do the reverse. I am concerned it will stifle the innovation and the strong push for supply chain collaboration that we've seen over the last few years.
Any time you create a mechanism that allows a shipper to have a commercial negotiation on the one hand, which they all have the option to do—they have more choice than they say they have—and then have a second kick at the can to go to an arbitrator to decide on it, you will find that many shippers will use it, and it will create a natural requirement for the railroad to play defensive.
So you can open up and be commercial or you can check your back because the other guy has a lever to hit you with. I'm concerned that this law, although you've tried to strike the right balance, is worse than just encouraging people to continue to improve.