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RSI Congratulates Secretary of Transportation Buttigieg on Senate Confirmation

Washington, D.C. – RSI Senior Vice President of Government & Public Affairs Nicole Brewin released the following statement today on the Senate confirmation of Pete Buttigieg as the next Secretary of Transportation: “As a former mayor, Secretary Buttigieg understands firsthand how federal infrastructure investments can strengthen our communities and deliver thousands of good-paying jobs to […]

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RSI Statement on Passage of the Combined COVID Relief & FY 2021 Omnibus Package

Washington, D.C. – The Railway Supply Institute released the following statement today from Nicole Brewin, Vice President of Government & Public Affairs, on the passage of the combined $900 billion coronavirus relief bill and $1.4 trillion FY 2021 omnibus appropriations package late Monday evening: “RSI applauds Congress for passing this legislation to deliver much-needed relief […]

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RSI Urges Railway Supplier Workforce to be Among Early Vaccine Recipients

Washington, D.C. – The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) issued the following statement today from Nicole Brewin, Vice President of Government & Public Affairs, encouraging railway suppliers to be included in early recipient groups of the COVID-19 vaccine. “Throughout the pandemic, railway supply workers across the country have provided essential services to support our passenger and […]

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Statement Welcoming New Members of the Surface Transportation Board

November 20, 2020—The Railway Supply Institute released the following statement this week welcoming Robert Primus and Michelle Schultz to the Surface Transportation Board (STB): “The railway supply industry welcomes Robert Primus and Michelle Schultz to the Surface Transportation Board and commends the Senate for advancing these nominees,” said Nicole Brewin, Vice President of Government & […]

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RSI Praises Introduction of Legislation to Stimulate U.S. Railcar Manufacturing

Washington, DC, August 24, 2020 – The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) released the following statement in support of the bipartisan introduction of H.R. 8082, the Freight Rail Assistance and Investment to Launch Coronavirus-era Activity and Recovery Act or the “Freight RAILCAR Act” by Representatives Brad Schneider (D-IL-10), Darin LaHood (R-IL-18), Dan Lipinski (D-IL-3), Rick Crawford […]

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Committee Action on Infrastructure Legislation an Opportunity for Leaders to Seek Bipartisan Support

Washington, DC, June 16, 2020 – Railway Supply Institute (RSI) President Mike O’Malley released the following statement ahead of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee’s scheduled markup of the INVEST in America Act: “We are pleased that Congress is finally moving forward with legislation that would provide billions of dollars in Federal investment toward passenger and freight […]

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RSI Welcomes Introduction of House Surface Transportation Bill

Washington, DC, June 3, 2020 – Railway Supply Institute (RSI) President Mike O’Malley released the following statement in response to today’s introduction of the INVEST in America Act: “As railway suppliers continue to face the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, robust Federal investment in rail transportation is critically needed to preserve the 125,000 jobs supported by […]

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RSI Statement on the Passage of the CARES Act

Washington, DC, March 27, 2020 – Mike O’Malley, President of the Railway Supply Institute (RSI), released the following statement today regarding the House passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act: “This legislation provides much needed support to our public transit systems and Amtrak and, by extension, the hundreds of railway suppliers around […]

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Update: COVID-19 Policy Updates & Resources

March 18, 2020 This week, we saw federal and state governments around the country intensify quarantine measures and social distancing guidelines to help limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The White House has recommended canceling all gatherings of more than 10 people, while the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continues to encourage that […]

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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Response & Resources

March 6, 2020  As the spread of the COVID-19 continues to impact markets and supply chains, RSI is closely monitoring the government’s response and the disease’s impact on RSI member companies. While the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has stated that the risk to the American public remains low, we encourage all members to consider […]

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