The Association of American Railroads has announced that Iowa Pacific Holdings (IPH) has become its newest full member. Based in Chicago, IPH is a privately-held company that provides freight and passenger rail service in six states and the United Kingdom.
“IPH owns and operates a diverse collection of railroads and rail services across North America,” said IPH President and CEO Edwin Ellis. “We are excited to join the AAR, which has been the leader in educating policy makers on the importance of the freight rail industry in America and ensuring best practices are shared among railroads.”
“We are delighted to welcome IPH to the AAR,” said AAR President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger. “Their decision to join AAR broadens our membership and strengthens our ability to represent the freight rail industry effectively before various public agencies and Congress."
IPH operates the Permian Basin Railways, which includes the Chicago Terminal Railway, Mount Hood Railroad, San Luis & Rio Grande
IPH has received seats on AAR’s two governing committees, the Safety and Operations Management Committee and the Policy and Advocacy Management Committee. These committees are charged with developing policies and practices to enhance safety, promote solid business practices and public policies, and provide quality customer service.
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