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 and we thank Congress and the Biden Administration for their tireless work in making this bill’s vision a reality. This bill contains historic investments that will allow intercity passenger rail systems and transit agencies around the country to repair and replace aging fleets, rebuild core infrastructure, expand service, and improve safety and accessibility while also creating thousands of American jobs up and down the supply chain. The IIJA also contains major provisions that will strengthen American competitiveness, improve supply chain security, and enhance safety.
“While the passage of this bill is an unequivocal victory for the railway supply industry, we also encourage the House of Representatives to continue to advance the Build Back Better Act, a bill that would provide billions more in federal funding for high-speed rail development, transit equity, new incentives for clean energy manufacturing, and more. This bill would build upon the transformative investments included in the IIJA to make lasting improvements to our nation’s infrastructure for years to come.”
About the Railway Supply Institute (RSI)
The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) is a trade association representing more than 160 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. RSI connects members to their customers and partners, supports the improvement of the industry, assists members in the global marketplace, and represents the industry during the regulatory and legislative process. For more information visit www.rsiweb.org, follow RSI on Twitter and join the RSI LinkedIn group.