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 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.