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Rail Safety Is Everyone’s Business

In today’s complex, interconnected landscape of modern transportation, rail remains a key pillar for the movement of goods in support of households and businesses. It is essential in transporting raw materials and goods that the public does not often think twice about but are integral to the innerworkings of our society. What does tend to […]

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RSI Announces Support of FRA Proposed Rule on Freight Car Certification

Washington, D.C. – This week, the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) submitted comments to the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Freight Car Safety Standards Implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. RSI President Patty Long released the following statement in support of the proposed rule: “The Railway Supply Institute is pleased with the […]

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RSI Volunteers Make Strides for a Strong 2024

Last year, the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) and the rail community experienced its fair share of challenges and successes. Notable among the highs were strides made by RSI committees to educate the public and advocate for greater industry safety. As we move into 2024 with renewed momentum, RSI is shining a light on a few […]

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RSI Statement in Support of Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, the House Committee on Ways & Means passed the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024. The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) released the following statement on the proposed bill. “RSI strongly supports the recently introduced bill which restores tax policies critical to our members’ operations,” said RSI […]

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Railway Age: Brighter Days Ahead

2024 FREIGHT RAIL OUTLOOK, RAILWAY AGE DECEMBER 2023 ISSUE In more ways than one, 2023 was marked by a few dark clouds. In 2024, look for them to scatter, pushed by warmer prevailing winds. (With Jason Seidl and Patty Long) Resiliency is “the capacity to withstand or to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.” Resilience, a […]

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Railway Age: Collaboration for Progress and Growth

WHY TRADE ASSOCIATIONS MATTER As I read the rail trade press and follow the commentary of industry thought leaders, I keep coming back to a very basic premise. There is no dispute on the path our industry needs to take for continued growth and prosperity. Put simply: service, safety and sustainability will drive more people […]

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Railway Supply Institute Releases Latest Annual Report and Member Supplier Guide

The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) released its latest Annual Report and Member Supplier Guide, showcasing the accomplishments and activities that directly impact the rail supply industry. It also serves as a directory for RSI members and other stakeholders to learn and connect with one another. Each year, the publication is distributed to RSI members, railroad […]

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RSI Statement on U.S. Department of Transportation’s Response to the Recent Accident in East Palestine, Ohio

The Railway Supply Institute (RSI)–whose members manufacture, own and maintain the vast majority of railcars and locomotives and provide technology solutions for transporting freight across the U.S. railway system–issued the following statement: “While 99.9 percent of all hazmat shipments by rail reach their destination without incident, that statistic is small consolation to the residents of […]

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RSI Supports Reintroduction of Bipartisan RAILCAR Act and Calls on Congress to Support U.S. Manufacturing

Washington, DC (February 14, 2023) –  Today, U.S. Representatives Darin LaHood (R-IL-18) and Brad Schneider (D-IL-10) formally announced the reintroduction of the Freight RAILCAR Act of 2023 to encourage investment and advance environmental sustainability in the $6.5 billion freight rail industry. RSI President Patty Long released the following statement in support of the legislation. “Railway […]

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