Railway Accounting Rules

The Railway Accounting Rules (RAR) encompasses the rules of the Interline Settlement System (ISS) and the Railroad Clearinghouse (RCH). The document contains general and mandatory freight rules, including overcharge and disbursement rules. It also includes arbitration procedures used to settle financial disputes among railroads. There is a section chronicling the history of changes to the rules. Also included are the full Railroad Clearinghouse (RCH) settlement regulations for ISS and the Car Hire Data Exchange (CHDX).

The Railway Accounting Rules (RAR) is maintained by The Revenue Pipeline Task Force (RPTF). Rules are approved by the Interline Revenue Committee (IRC) and the Business Services Working Committee (BSWC).

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