Advocacy

The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) is the only independent advocate of the railway supplier in Washington, DC. The association works tirelessly to represent its membership and to promote the primary interests of the industry. With access to decision makers in the United States Congress and the Administration, RSI works with regulatory agencies and Congressional lawmakers to promote rail supply industry interests.

Our members continuously invest in new technologies that make our rail systems safer, cleaner and more efficient. RSI plays an important role at both the federal and state level supporting our members and their customers.

Based upon the segments of the rail supply industry, our major legislative interests include:

  • Advancement of Innovative Technology
  • Investment in Infrastructure: Passenger and Freight Rail: Grade Crossing Safety, No Longer or Heavier Trucks
  • Promote Fair Trade
  • Restrict State Owned Enterprises
  • Enforce Buy America