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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 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 Appoints Patty Long as President

WASHINGTON, DC, November 18, 2021 ­— The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Patty Long, an experienced and skilled association leader, as its president. RSI is the only broadly representative trade association for railway suppliers, comprised of over 160 companies of all sizes which support North American freight and passenger […]

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RSI Statement on the Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Washington, D.C. – Railway Supply Institute (RSI) Senior Vice President of Government and Public Affairs Nicole Brewin released the following statement praising the House passage of the bipartisan infrastructure legislation, known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: “The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) represents the largest federal investment in our nation’s rail infrastructure in history […]

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RSI Celebrates 50th Anniversary of RSI-AAR Tank Car Safety Research & Test Project

The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) is pleased to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the RSI-Association of American Railroads (AAR) Railroad Tank Car Safety Research & Test Project (Safety Project). In 1970, RSI and AAR jointly established the Safety Project to conduct scientific and engineering analyses of railroad tank car accidents to identify and evaluate concepts […]

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RSI Statement on the Senate Passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Washington, D.C. – Railway Supply Institute (RSI) Senior Vice President of Government and Public Affairs Nicole Brewin released the following statement praising the Senate passage of the bipartisan infrastructure legislation, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: “The Senate passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a huge victory for the railway supply industry. […]

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RSI Statement on the Senate Commerce Committee’s Introduction of Surface Transportation Reauthorization Legislation

Washington, D.C. – Railway Supply Institute (RSI) Senior Vice President of Government and Public Affairs Nicole Brewin released the following statement in response to the introduction of the Surface Transportation Investment Act (STIA) by Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chair Maria Cantwell and Ranking Member Roger Wicker: “We’re pleased to see the Commerce Committee […]

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RSI Statement on the Introduction of the INVEST in America Act

Washington, D.C. – Railway Supply Institute (RSI) Senior Vice President of Government and Public Affairs Nicole Brewin released the following statement in response to the introduction of the INVEST in America Act: “The introduction of the INVEST in America Act is an important step toward making once-in-a-generation federal investments in our nation’s rail infrastructure that […]

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