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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 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 Statement on the Confirmation of Amit Bose as FRA Administrator

Washington, DC – Railway Supply Institute (RSI) President Patty Long released the following statement applauding the confirmation of Amit Bose as Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA): “Amit Bose’s knowledge, leadership, and years of experience in the industry will continue to be a tremendous asset to FRA in this role. RSI and our members […]

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RSI Statement on Senate Confirmation of Karen Hedlund to the STB

Washington, DC – On December 16, the U.S. Senate confirmed Karen Hedlund – Coalition for the Northeast Corridor (CNEC) member – to serve as a member of the Surface Transportation Board. Patty Long, Railway Supply Institute (RSI) President, released the following statement: “On behalf of RSI and its members, we’d like to congratulate Karen Hedlund […]

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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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RSI Statement on the Nomination of Amit Bose as FRA Administrator

Washington, DC, April 23, 2021 – Nicole Brewin, Senior Vice President of Government and Public Affairs for Railway Supply Institute (RSI), released the following statement congratulating Amit Bose, Acting Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), on his nomination to serve as Administrator: “RSI and our members congratulate Amit Bose on his nomination to serve […]

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RSI Statement on the Passage of the American Rescue Plan Act

Washington, DC, March 10, 2021 – Nicole Brewin, Senior Vice President of Government and Public Affairs of the Railway Supply Institute (RSI), released the following statement regarding the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act: “This passage of this legislation was a critical step for railway suppliers and their customers, and we applaud leaders in […]

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