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Graves Selected Chairman of T&I Committee

U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) has been selected to serve as Chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I Committee) in the 118th Congress, the Republican Conference reported Jan. 10. Graves has served as the Committee’s Ranking Republican Member for the last four years.

LRW President Sarah Yurasko (fourth from right) is joined by LRW leaders at the 2022 Annual Conference in Ft. Worth, Tex. (Photograph and Caption Courtesy of LRW)
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LRW Announces 2022-23 Board

The League of Railway Women (LRW) last month appointed its 2022-23 Board of Directors at the annual conference, which was held in conjunction with the Railway Supply Institute’s (RSI) 2022 Expo and Technical Conference in Fort Worth, Tex.

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Moore to Help Kick Off ‘Rail Insights: Women in Rail’ Event

Railway Age’s inaugural Rail Insights: Women in Rail Conference will feature Ontario Northland President and CEO Corina Moore, one of our first Women in Rail award honorees. Hearing from leading industry women like Moore is just one reason to participate in this virtual event, to be held Nov. 10, starting at 1:30 p.m. ET. Need more reasons? Here are five.

(Photograph by William C. Vantuono)

ARCI: Railcar Backlog Rising

Newly released data from the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) American Railway Car Institute (ARCI) Committee shows second-quarter 2022 orders are down 13% and deliveries are up 20% sequentially. Total backlog was up 3%, to 47,461, from first-quarter 2022, and up 27% from the same period last year.

Sheena Prevette is Director of Regulatory and Industry Affairs for the Railway Supply Institute. She continues to serve as Union Tank Car Company’s Director of Scheduling Optimization. (Photograph Courtesy of Union Tank Car Company)
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People News: RSI, Transdev

The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) has appointed Sheena Prevette Director of Regulatory and Industry Affairs. Also, Tim Hort is the new Director of Labor Relations for Transdev, a rail and streetcar, bus, paratransit, and microtransit operator.

U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.; pictured, left) has reintroduced the Freight RAILCAR Act, which has 30 co-sponsors, 28 of whom are original, including Rep. Darin LaHood (R-Ill.; pictured, right).

RSI to Congress (Again): ‘Swiftly Pass’ Freight RAILCAR Act (UPDATED)

U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.) has reintroduced bipartisan legislation enabling a tax credit for freight railcar owners purchasing new or refurbishing existing equipment. The Freight RAILCAR Act will “help improve the safety and efficiency of the North American railcar fleet while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and supporting thousands of manufacturing jobs up and down the supply chain across the United States,” according to the Railway Supply Institute (RSI), which is urging Congress to pass it.

Lee Verhey (left), incoming Executive Director, Railway Supply Institute (RSI) Committee on Tank Cars (CTC); John Bryne, outgoing Vice Chair, RSI CTC.

Verhey to Succeed Byrne at RSI CTC

Lee Verhey will take on the Executive Director role for the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) Committee on Tank Cars (CTC), starting May 23. He succeeds RSI CTC Vice Chair John Byrne, who announced earlier this year that he would retire.