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.

A December to Remember—Despite Political Tensions

For any American who has been following media coverage of Washington in recent weeks, there must have been a tremendous sense of frustration, and even questions about whether our elected leaders would ever be able to get things done. Every article, television segment and tweet seemed to be about the impeachment battle, leading to a perception of total dysfunction and gridlock in our nation’s capitol.

Siemens’ Wadsworth Appointed to RSI Board

Harrison Wadsworth, Director of Government Affairs for Siemens, has been appointed to the RSI Board of Directors to fill a seat vacated by Siemens Mobility President of Mobility Management in North America John Paljug, following his retirement from Siemens Mobility earlier this month.

RSI: No Federal Funds for Chinese-Sourced Railcars

The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) sent a letter to Congress on Sept. 5 urging members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees to preserve, in Conference, existing language in H.R.2500/S.1790, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020, that would prevent federal funds from being used to award a contract or subcontract for the procurement of transit vehicles to priority enterprises owned, controlled, or subsidized by SOEs (State-Owned Enterprises) falling under three specific definitions.

Bob Matthews, 1933-2019

Robert A. “Bob” Matthews, the last president of Railway Supply Institute (RSI) predecessor Railway Progress Institute (RPI), died Aug. 7, 2019, in Bowie, Md. He was 85.

RSI Adds Board Member, Communications Director

The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) recently announced that Railworks CEO Kevin Riddett has been named to the RSI Board of Directors.

RSI opens nominations for board members

The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) announced April 23 that it is soliciting nominations for executives from member companies to fill three spots on its board of directors for a term beginning in January 2020.

RSI supporting next-gen railroaders

The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) announced on April 9 that it’s accepting 2019-2020 school year applications for its Thomas D. Simpson Annual Undergraduate Scholarship, and that it’s creating a new scholarship to help students attend Railway Interchange 2019.

RSI joins the “Boxcar Blues” chorus

Railway Age Contributing Editor Jim Blaze is not the only one singing the boxcar blues (“I’m singin’ the boxcar blues” article, March 26). Members of the Railway Supply Institute Equipment Leasing Committee (ELC) have also identified the looming boxcar shortage as a significant issue that needs to be addressed.

Simmons-Boardman Rail Group named Railway Interchange media partner

Railway Interchange, the largest exhibition and technical conference in North America, on Feb. 20 announced that Simmons-Boardman Rail Group, publisher of Railway Age, Railway Track & Structures (RT&S) and International Railway Journal (IRJ), is the official media partner for 2019. Railway Interchange is scheduled on Sunday, Sept. 22 through Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minn.

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