Statement by RSI President on the Confirmation of Elaine Chao as U.S. Secretary of Transportation

For Immediate Release
Contact: Nicole Brewin, 202-347-4664,

January 31, 2017 - Washington, DC. The Railway Supply Institute congratulates Elaine Chao on her confirmation as United States Secretary of Transportation. Her deep experience in government and business makes her uniquely qualified to guide transportation policy and investment for the Trump administration. On behalf of our members, which supply freight and passenger railroads and transit agencies with cutting-edge equipment and technology, we look forward to working with her on improving the nation’s infrastructure, encouraging sensible rail safety and economic regulation, and championing manufacturing innovation. 

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The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) is the international trade association for the rail supply industry, representing the nation’s leading companies involved in the manufacture of products and services in the freight car, tank car, locomotive, maintenance-of-way, communications and signaling, and passenger rail industries. America’s railway suppliers represent a $23 billion/year industry supporting 90,000 American workers. For more information visit