RSI Supports Reintroduction of Bipartisan RAILCAR Act and Calls on Congress to Support U.S. Manufacturing

Washington, DC (February 14, 2023) –  Today, U.S. Representatives Darin LaHood (R-IL-18) and Brad Schneider (D-IL-10) formally announced the reintroduction of the Freight RAILCAR Act of 2023 to encourage investment and advance environmental sustainability in the $6.5 billion freight rail industry.

RSI President Patty Long released the following statement in support of the legislation.

“Railway supply is at the heart of safe, efficient and sustainable movement of people and products in the United States. For this reason, RSI strongly supports legislation that will offer tax credits encouraging the adoption of new, more efficient and environmentally friendly freight railcars,” said Long.

The Freight RAILCAR Act of 2023 is a bipartisan bill that supports and protects American manufacturing jobs, invests in modern and efficient railcars and reduces the sector’s already low carbon footprint.

“RSI thanks Representatives LaHood and Schneider for leading this charge and all other co-sponsors for their support. We urge Congress to pass this important bill,” added Long.

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, follow RSI on Twitter and join the RSI LinkedIn group.

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