Railway Supply Institute

Railroad Day on Capitol Hill Recap

More than 300 participants from Class I and short line freight railroads, along with representatives from suppliers and supporting associations, visited more than 270 bipartisan offices on May 8 for Railroad Day on Capitol Hill.

RSI President Patty Long (left) has joined OneRail Coalition's Board of Directors; Paul Johnson (right) has been named as WAGO's Industry Manager for Railroads and Transportation.
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People News: OneRail Coalition, WAGO

Railway Supply Institute (RSI) President Patty Long joins the OneRail Coalition Board of Directors. Also, WAGO names Paul Johnson as Industry Manager for Railroads and Transportation.

Commentary

Rail Safety Is Everyone’s Business

In today’s complex, interconnected landscape of modern transportation, rail remains a key pillar for the movement of goods in support of households and businesses. It is essential in transporting raw materials and goods that the public does not often think twice about but are integral to the innerworkings of our society. What does tend to catch attention are derailment statistics without context, concerns over safety, and more.

FRA Proposes Changes to Freight Car Safety Standards (UPDATED 2/9)

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) in December 2023 proposed to amend the Freight Car Safety Standards (FCSS) to advance a freight rail safety provision of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). Manufacturers of newly built freight cars placed into U.S. service will face restrictions. The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) weighed in this month, as did the Rail Security Alliance, which represents North American freight railcar manufacturers and component suppliers.