FACT: Poor rail service is often the result of underinvestment by railway companies in power (locomotives) and crew (people). This happens because railways currently don’t have competition in most places along their network of track, so they are able to drive down costs (fewer employees and assets) without the threat of loss of business. Extended Interswitching gives shippers the option to call in another railway if the one they are physically located on doesn’t deliver good service. The end result will be railway companies reinvesting in people (more jobs) to make sure competitors don’t take their business away. It should also help current railway employees who are often stretched thin or face premature layoffs/late callbacks.