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RSI Applauds U.S. Senate Vote to Avert Rail Strike

This afternoon, December 1st, 2022, the U.S. Senate voted to head off a freight rail strike by imposing the Tentative Agreements that were approved during the Presidential Executive Board negotiations. RSI President Patty Long released the following statement. “RSI applauds the United States Congress for taking swift action and passing bipartisan legislation to avoid a […]

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RSI Statement on Rail Labor Legislation

As the U.S. House of Representatives moves to vote on passing legislation to address the ongoing rail labor strike, RSI President Patty Long sent a letter to all House and Senate Members urging immediate action to avoid a rail shutdown. “Despite more than a week until the cooling off period ends on December 9, Congress […]

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RSI, CARS and UNIFE Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Advance the Railway Supply Industry

BERLIN, Germany—The Railway Supply Institute (RSI), the Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers (CARS) and the European Rail Supply Industry Association (UNIFE) announced today at InnoTrans 2022 the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), effective September 20, 2022, to establish future collaboration between railway supply industry organizations. “I’m proud to be joining these two organizations […]

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Railway Supply Institute Applauds Tentative Agreement between Railroads and Unions

On behalf of the Railway Supply Institute, the largest and only trade association representing the full supply chain for the railroad system, RSI President Patty Long released the following statement on the tentative agreement between railroads and labor unions representing the freight workforce. “The U.S. rail industry is critical to the U.S. economy, touching virtually […]

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RSI Names Sheena Prevette New Director of Regulatory & Industry Affairs

Washington, D.C. — The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) announced today the appointment of Sheena Prevette as its Director of Regulatory & Industry Affairs, effective July 11, 2022. “I am thrilled to welcome Sheena to the RSI” said Patty Long, RSI President. “Sheena’s technical knowledge as well as her experiences leading international innovation projects and developing […]

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RSI Calls on Congress to Pass Green Tax Credits to Incentivize More Efficient Railcars

Washington, DC, June 1, 2022 – Railway Supply Institute (RSI) President Patty Long released the following statement urging Congress to pass the newly reintroduced H.R. 7902, the Freight Rail Assistance and Investment to Launch Coronavirus-era Activity and Recovery Act or the “Freight RAILCAR Act,” which is being spearheaded by Representatives Brad Schneider (D-IL-10) and Darin […]

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RSI Announces 2022 RSI Expo and Technical Conference

The RSI Expo and Technical Conference returns this fall in Fort Worth, TX on October 11-13. The conference will reconnect the industry as well as provide attendees education that will keep them up to date on the latest developments impacting the railway supply industry. From operating officers and engineers to owners, procurement professionals and executives, […]

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RSI Releases Q1 ARCI Freight Car Manufacturing Statistics

Newly released data by the RSI American Railway Car Institute Committee (ARCI) shows orders and deliveries remaining steady in Q1. The total backlog grew by approximately 7%. ARCI statistics are compiled by RSI using data from North American freight railcar builders and is available to subscribers with a full breakdown by car type, including pressure […]

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