With NAFTA renegotiations looming, railroads hope more freight crisscrosses the southern U.S. border

Shortly after President Donald Trump took office in January, he warned that the United States would exit the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if the pact wasn’t renegotiated in the nation’s favor. The leaders of hundreds of U.S. companies that generate business in Canada and Mexico – including the Class Is – grew anxious that a renegotiated pact with high tariffs and other unfavorable demands might greatly disrupt rather than expand trade flows.

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