Railway Supply Institute

RSI: Three New Board Members; Brewin Appointed to RSAC

The Railway Supply Institute has elected Tricia Charles, Jeff Lytle and Harrison Wadsworth to its board of directors for three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2021. As well, RSI Vice President Government and Public Affairs Nicole Brewin was appointed to the Federal Railroad Administration Rail Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC).

People News: LRW Names Scholarship Honorees, IANA Announces Academic Competition Winner, Quandel Hires New VP

The League of Railway Women (LRW) has awarded its 2020 Connie Sumara Memorial Scholarship ($2,000) and the inaugural LRW Future of Railroading Scholarship ($1,000) to TrinityRail Operations Manager Megan Forbes and Jessica Labrecque, respectively. An undergraduate team fielded by Georgia Southern University won the Intermodal Association of North America’s (IANA) tenth Logistics and Supply Chain Academic Competition. Additionally, Chicago-based Quandel Consultants has named David M. Simon Vice President-Director of Wisconsin Operations.

O’Malley Departing RSI

After just over two years at the helm, Railway Supply Institute (RSI) President Mike O’Malley is leaving the organization at the end of July. O’Malley, who has served as RSI’s leader since early 2018, is “pursuing an opportunity with a corporation outside the Washington, D.C. area,” RSI said in an announcement. O’Malley joined the organization after serving in a government relations capacity with CSX.

RSI On the State of the Railway Supply Industry: Rail Group On Air Podcast

Railway Supply Institute President Mike O’Malley and Vice President Government and Public Affairs Nicole Brewin cover a wide range of topics with Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono. Among them: The state

Railcar Manufacturing Slips in 1Q2020

The Railway Supply Institute American Railway Car Institute (RSI-ARCI) 1Q2020 railcar industry order, delivery, and backlog statistics show that orders in the quarter moderated y/y to 6,172 cars vs. 9,663 in the prior-year quarter and down sequentially from 8,464 cars in 4Q19. The industry delivered 10,824 railcars in the quarter, 26.5% lower than the 14,727 railcars delivered in 4Q19. The backlog now stands at 46,330 railcars, down 9.7% from 4Q19’s 51,295 cars—the lowest backlog figure since 4Q10’s 22,658.

RSI Opens Board Nominations

The Railway Supply Institute announced that it is soliciting individual nominations for three new members of its board of directors, with terms set to begin in January 2021. The typical office term for board members is three years with an opportunity to extend if elected to the board’s executive committee.