U.S. Congressman Mike Bost (R-IL-12) joined representatives from R. J. Corman Railroad Services, LLC, to tour their Caseyville Emergency Services facility, and discuss pressing rail and manufacturing issues with various rail stakeholders.

Congressman Bost, a member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, focused his remarks on encouraging economic development in southern Illinois, ensuring that the area has a strong, efficient and safe freight rail system. Illinois' 12th district is home to East St. Louis, the third busiest rail hub in the United States.

"As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I will continue to support surface transportation programs with certainty and stability to ensure that America's businesses, workers and farmers are able to efficiently and affordably ship their products to consumers in the U.S. and the world," said Congressman Bost.