Statement

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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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RSI Statement on USMCA Passage

January 29, 2020—Mike O’Malley, President of the Railway Supply Institute (RSI), released the following statement regarding today’s signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). “For over two decades, free trade in North America has helped RSI member companies integrate their supply chains to maximize efficiencies, costs, and access to resources while creating a highly efficient rail network. […]

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Statement on the Passing of Former RPI President Bob Matthews

Word has come that Bob Matthews has passed away at the age of 86. For those of a certain age, you will remember Bob as the last president of RSI predecessor Railway Progress Institute (RPI). Bob joined RPI when it was a Chicago-based organization and was tasked to move the organization to Washington, D.C. He […]

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RSI statement on Batory confirmation as FRA Administrator

Statement by Mike O’Malley President, Railway Supply Institute On the Senate Confirmation of Ronald L. Batory as Federal Railroad Administrator February 14, 2018 – The Railway Supply Institute congratulates Ronald L. Batory on his Senate confirmation as Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). His industry expertise will be an asset to the U.S. Department of […]

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