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 take a bipartisan approach to surface transportation reauthorization that increases funding for key transportation programs and provides new opportunities for railway suppliers that will create jobs and grow the economy. A focus on thoughtful, transformative investments in our nation’s infrastructure and balanced regulatory oversight is the right path forward. While this legislation is a promising start, railway suppliers believe more can also be done to strengthen our transportation network by increasing funding for intercity rail and implementing policy reforms to strengthen American competitiveness. We look forward to working with the Chair and Ranking Member on these issues and moving this bill forward.”

About the Railway Supply Institute (RSI)
The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) is the largest and only trade association that represents the full supply chain for the railroad system.  RSI acts on behalf of the smallest to the largest suppliers to North American freight and passenger railroads.  Industry segments include the mechanical, rolling stock, communications and signaling, maintenance of way, and passenger industries. For more information visit, follow RSI on Twitter and LinkedIn

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