From the perspective of grain producers, which, as several grain groups have mentioned, are not legal shippers, when our bulk shippers, our smaller specialty crop and containerized shippers, and/or the value-added processors have all consistently talked about reciprocal penalties for over a decade as something that they see as tightening up just that conceptual and not legal relationship between the shipper and the railway, we as a producer group are 100% in support of the reciprocal penalties as a concept and in terms of their application. As far as their perspectives go, I will let their submissions to you stand on that. But certainly there is that balanced accountability, if you will, in all of the other aspects of the supply chain currently, other than between the shipper and the rail provider, in the eyes of our shippers and in our eyes as well.
On September 13th, 2017. See this statement in context.