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ARCI: Freight car market slowing down
First-quarter 2016 freight car reporting statistics from the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) American Railway Car Institute (ARCI) Committee show that car orders are down, and the backlog (cars ordered but…
Freight car orders stay strong in 4Q15
The Railway Supply Institute on Jan. 28, 2016 published its railcar industry order, delivery and backlog statistics for fourth-quarter 2015, and overall, the sector looks solid, according to Steve Barger,…
Rail Insights, presented by Railway Age
2017 DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED Explore the Challenges, Issues, and Trends Affecting the North American Rail Market Railway Age's Second Annual RAIL INSIGHTS took place June…
RSI promotes Patrick to VP of Trade Shows and Member Relations
The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) has promoted Amanda Patrick to the position of Vice President of Trade Shows and Member Relations, the association announced Jan. 14, 2016.
RSI looks to sustain momentum in 2016
In 2015, the Railway Supply Institute, Inc. (RSI) advocated quite heavily against keeping truck size and weight from increasing. And it was successful on both accounts. Now, according to RSI’s…
Senate toughens up on longer, heavier trucks
The U.S. Senate on Nov. 10, 2015 passed a motion opposing the allowance of twin 33-foot trailers on federal highways in a 56-31 vote.
RSI urgent call to action: Kill those double 33-foot trailer trucks!
Today, Nov. 10, 2015, the U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote on an amendment for a procedural motion that would provide instructions to the Senate conferees on the Highway Trust…
Rail Insights - Conference Agenda
June 7 & 8, 2016 | Allegro Chicago Hotel | Chicago, IL Conference Agenda Tuesday, June 7 8:00 Registration - Walnut Ballroom Foyer Continental Breakfast | Sponsored by Northeast…
RSI batting 1.000 on H.R. 3763
H.R. 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act, the six-year transportation bill passed on Nov. 5, 2015 by the U.S. House of Representatives, included all major recommendations for which…
Ribble’s bigger trucks crash and burn
Rep. Reid Ribble’s (R-Wisc.) controversial proposed amendment to H.R. 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, which would allow heavier trucks on interstate highways in an effort…
Railway Interchange 2015 attendance reaches a new record
Organizers for Railway Interchange 2015, held in Minneapolis, Minn. on Oct. 4-7, 2015, announced today that total registered attendance for the USA-based combined exhibition and technical conference reached 9,571, a…
RSI elects three new board members
Tom Simpson, President of the Railway Supply Institute (RSI), announced Oct. 8, 2015 the election of three new members to the board of directors at the annual meeting held during…
IAROO: Technical conference is shaping up to be one of the best
I have been honored to serve as president of the International Association of Railway Operating Officers (IAROO) throughout the past year and I am pleased to welcome you to this…
Spotlight on innovation, networking at Railway Interchange 2015
Several years ago, when the leaders of the top U.S. railway associations began planning the first Railway Interchange as a biennial event combining product and service exhibitions with the industry's…
RSI: Railway Interchange is the place to see latest advancements
I am writing in hopes that you will join us and 600-plus exhibitors in Minneapolis for Railway Interchange 2015. This show is the place to learn about the latest technologies…
Rep. McKinley tours Warwood Tool facility, discusses rail issues
On August 5, Rep. David B. McKinley (R-WV-1) joined representatives from Warwood Tool Company and the Appalachian & Ohio Railroad (A&O) to tour Warwood's steel tool manufacturing facility and discuss…
RSI: Urge senators to oppose increase in truck size and weight
The Railway Supply Institute, Inc. (RSI) has issued an urgent Legislative Action Alert requesting that action be taken to oppose any legislation that allows for an increase in truck size…
Tank car builders don’t agree on DOT-111 obsolescence timeline
Tank car builder The Greenbrier Companies is urging the White House Office of Management and Budget to disregard advice by the company’s own industry trade group, the Railway Supply Institute-Committee…
2015 OUTLOOK: Can we handle it?
Another year of record capital investment will be needed to build more capacity to keep up with growing demand.
Freight car backlog nears 125,000
The freight car backlog at the end of third-quarter 2014 amounted to 124,437 cars and platforms, the highest backlog level since October 1979’s 127,887 (when figures were compiled monthly), according…
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