2020

Posts published in 2020

Statement Welcoming New Members of the Surface Transportation Board

November 20, 2020—The Railway Supply Institute released the following statement this week welcoming Robert Primus and Michelle Schultz to the Surface Transportation Board (STB): “The railway supply industry welcomes Robert Primus and Michelle Schultz to the Surface Transportation Board and commends the Senate for advancing these nominees,” said Nicole Brewin, Vice President of Government & […]

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Statement Congratulating President-Elect Joe Biden & Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris

Washington, DC – Nicole Brewin, Vice President of Government & Public Affairs for the Railway Supply Institute (RSI), released the following statement today congratulating President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris: “RSI and our members congratulate President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris and look forward to working with the incoming administration and […]

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RSI Has Postponed Railway Interchange Booth Sales Until December 8

In light of continued uncertainty surrounding the impact of COVID-19 on large scale events, the Railway Supply Institute Board of Directors has decided to postpone the RSI exhibit booth sales for Railway Interchange until December 8, 2020. This decision is intended to allow additional time to develop plans for multiple scenarios that could impact exhibits, […]

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RSI Welcomes Three to Board of Directors; Announces Nicole Brewin’s Appointment to FRA Rail Safety Advisory Committee

Washington, D.C., October 16, 2020—The Railway Supply Institute announced today that it had elected Tricia Charles, Jeff Lytle, and Harrison Wadsworth to its board of directors for a three-year term beginning on January 1, 2021. “The diverse backgrounds that these new directors bring to RSI will help strengthen our ability to serve the needs of […]

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Introducing NAM Health Care: A New RSI Member Benefit

The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) announced today that it will offer an optional association health plan to its members, extending affordable health care to small and medium-sized manufacturing companies in approved states.  In states where the association health plan is not available, RSI will connect manufacturers with available small-group options in their states. The plan, […]

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Rail Safety Week Highlights Operation Lifesaver Partnerships

By Rachel Maleh, Executive Director, Operation Lifesaver Did you know that every three hours in the U.S., a person or vehicle is hit by a train? While railway supply companies and their railroad customers likely have heard this statistic, many Americans are not aware of the dangers that railroad crossings and train tracks pose for […]

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RSI Praises Introduction of Legislation to Stimulate U.S. Railcar Manufacturing

Washington, DC, August 24, 2020 – The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) released the following statement in support of the bipartisan introduction of H.R. 8082, the Freight Rail Assistance and Investment to Launch Coronavirus-era Activity and Recovery Act or the “Freight RAILCAR Act” by Representatives Brad Schneider (D-IL-10), Darin LaHood (R-IL-18), Dan Lipinski (D-IL-3), Rick Crawford […]

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