OneRail OneRail is a diverse group of rail stakeholders who have come together to educate America about the benefits of a strong freight and passenger rail system.

Despite its benefits, rail has historically taken a back seat to federal and state funding for highways and airports. Lacking a dedicated financing system and funded inconsistently, passenger rail has been unable to realize its potential as a full partner in the transportation system. OneRail supports a stable and reliable revenue source for high-speed and intercity rail, as we currently have for

Despite its benefits, rail has historically taken a back seat to federal and state funding for highways and airports. Lacking a dedicated financing system and funded inconsistently, passenger rail has been unable to realize its potential as a full partner in the transportation system. OneRail supports a stable and reliable revenue source for high-speed and intercity rail, as we currently have for

Check out the new OneRail Coalition blog! Blog posts will provide periodic analysis and insight on current issues impact...
11/19/2021
Blog Posts - OneRail Coalition

Check out the new OneRail Coalition blog! Blog posts will provide periodic analysis and insight on current issues impacting rail freight and passenger transportation.

The OneRail Coalition Blog provides periodic analysis and insight on current issues impacting rail freight and passenger transportation. Rail Among […]

The Railway Supply Institute released its third quarter freight car manufacturing statistics
11/18/2021
RSI Releases Q3 ARCI Freight Car Manufacturing Statistics - RSI

The Railway Supply Institute released its third quarter freight car manufacturing statistics

RSI Releases Q3 ARCI Freight Car Manufacturing Statistics November 1, 2021 Announcement About the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) is a trade association representing more than 160 companies involved in the manufacture of products and services in the freight car, tan...

Thanks to Rail Passengers Association for having OneRail Coalition Director Devon Barnhart as a speaker on their webinar...
11/17/2021

Thanks to Rail Passengers Association for having OneRail Coalition Director Devon Barnhart as a speaker on their webinar today!

Thanks to Rail Passengers Association for having OneRail Coalition Director Devon Barnhart as a speaker on their webinar today!

The Machinists Union was represented at President Biden's recent Build Back Better event in New Jersey:
11/17/2021
New Jersey State Council President Represents Machinists Union at President Biden’s Build Back Better Event - IAMAW

The Machinists Union was represented at President Biden's recent Build Back Better event in New Jersey:

Cristino Vilorio, New Jersey State Council of Machinists President, last week represented the IAM at President Biden’s Build Back Better event in New Jersey, which focused on the status of the Infrastructure and the Reconciliation Bill and how it will create thousands of union jobs in New Jersey a...

Our new poll shows 83% of Americans believe we should shift more trips to public transit, passenger rail and freight rai...
11/15/2021

Our new poll shows 83% of Americans believe we should shift more trips to public transit, passenger rail and freight rail to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. More here: https://buff.ly/3Hp8ZEU

Our new poll shows 83% of Americans believe we should shift more trips to public transit, passenger rail and freight rail to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. More here: https://buff.ly/3Hp8ZEU

The #infrastructure bill passed Nov. 5 will provide substantial new funding for Amtrak https://buff.ly/3n16GQ5
11/12/2021

The #infrastructure bill passed Nov. 5 will provide substantial new funding for Amtrak https://buff.ly/3n16GQ5

The #infrastructure bill passed Nov. 5 will provide substantial new funding for Amtrak https://buff.ly/3n16GQ5

Deputy Federal Railroad Administration Administrator Amit Bose recently met with Sheet Metal Air Rail and Transportation...
11/11/2021
Bose's FRA nomination advances; he also meets with TD SLDs - Smart Union

Deputy Federal Railroad Administration Administrator Amit Bose recently met with Sheet Metal Air Rail and Transportation Workers officials in the Midwest

Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Deputy Administrator Amit Bose’s nomination by President Joe Biden to become administrator of FRA was advanced Oct. 20 by the U.S. Senate’s Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. Along with Bose, the...

How do railroads ship oversized loads like wind turbine blades? This Union Pacific Railroad explainer shows how it's don...
11/10/2021
How to Ship Oversized Freight

How do railroads ship oversized loads like wind turbine blades? This Union Pacific Railroad explainer shows how it's done:

Learn how military equipment, farm equipment, machinery and other high, wide and heavy freight ships by rail across the United States.

In its just-released #sustainability report, Canadian Pacific revealed that its locomotive trip-optimizer technology hel...
11/09/2021
CP releases 2020 corporate sustainability report

In its just-released #sustainability report, Canadian Pacific revealed that its locomotive trip-optimizer technology helped save 6.7M liters of locomotive fuel and avoid 19,000 tons of GHG emissions in 2020.

Canadian Pacific (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) today published its 2020 corporate sustainability report highlighting the company's successes and achievements on its journey to being sustainably driven. This report provides an overview of CP's continued progress in three sustainability areas of focus: operati...

Read the statement from OneRail Director Devon Barnhart congratulating Congress on passage of its historic #infrastructu...
11/09/2021

Read the statement from OneRail Director Devon Barnhart congratulating Congress on passage of its historic #infrastructure package.

Read the statement from OneRail Director Devon Barnhart congratulating Congress on passage of its historic #infrastructure package.

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On Nov 17th, we'll be joined by Devon Barnhart, Director of OneRail to take a hard look at near-term disruptions, minimizing their impact, regenerating the workforce, and the timeline for full-service restoration aboard Amtrak.

If you want to know more about the final versions of the #infrastructure bill / #reconciliation bills and the passenger rail benefits included, join us for this important webinar! #IIJA

REGISTER NOW: https://narp.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/narp/event.jsp?event=248&

Help us spread the word about the benefits of freight and passenger #rail - share our page with your contacts! ...
11/05/2021

Help us spread the word about the benefits of freight and passenger #rail - share our page with your contacts! https://buff.ly/3jpNEzx #railindustry #facebook

Help us spread the word about the benefits of freight and passenger #rail - share our page with your contacts! https://buff.ly/3jpNEzx #railindustry #facebook

The OneRail Coalition has launched a blog to provide periodic analysis and insight on current issues impacting rail frei...
11/05/2021

The OneRail Coalition has launched a blog to provide periodic analysis and insight on current issues impacting rail freight and passenger transportation. Read our first post on the Eno Center's new study on rail safety: https://buff.ly/3k4MuLk

The OneRail Coalition has launched a blog to provide periodic analysis and insight on current issues impacting rail freight and passenger transportation. Read our first post on the Eno Center's new study on rail safety: https://buff.ly/3k4MuLk

Exciting #passenger rail news - Amtrak Federal Railroad Administration and other officials held a groundbreaking ceremon...
11/04/2021
Amtrak and Penn Station Partners to Break Ground for Baltimore Penn Station Redevelopment Project - Amtrak Media

Exciting #passenger rail news - Amtrak Federal Railroad Administration and other officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for Baltimore Penn Station redevelopment project

Amtrak and Penn Station Partners will gather to host a groundbreaking ceremony today with Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Deputy Administrator Amit Bose, Governor Larry Hogan, Senator Ben Cardin, Senator Chris Van Hollen, Mayor Brandon Scott and other local officials and community members to m...

Investments in public transit have a big impact, according to the American Public Transportation Association Every $1 in...
11/03/2021
Economic Impact Of Public Transportation Investment

Investments in public transit have a big impact, according to the American Public Transportation Association Every $1 invested in public transportation generates $5 in economic returns. See the latest info:

Groundbreaking analysis measures public transportation’s impact on the nation’s economic productivity for the first time. Investment in transit can yield 49,700 jobs per $1 billion invested, and offers a 5 to 1 economic return. Investment offers productivity gains long after the short-term stimu...

The Association of American Railroads subsidiary @WeAreTTCI announced a new, independent rail testing and training facil...
11/02/2021
TTCI ANNOUNCES NEW, INDEPENDENT PUEBLO TESTING AND TRAINING FACILITIES — Transportation Technology Center, Inc.

The Association of American Railroads subsidiary @WeAreTTCI announced a new, independent rail testing and training facilities in Pueblo

PUEBLO, CO, October 22, 2021 – Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), is establishing an independent training and on-track testing facility in Pueblo capable of meeting the needs of today’s rail industry and testin...

Share this great Association of American Railroads infographic that explains "What is intermodal?" https://buff.ly/3vJ1c...
11/01/2021

Share this great Association of American Railroads infographic that explains "What is intermodal?" https://buff.ly/3vJ1cfx #supplychain #railroads

Share this great Association of American Railroads infographic that explains "What is intermodal?" https://buff.ly/3vJ1cfx #supplychain #railroads

Did you know? Predecessor organizations of OneRail Coalition member Sheet Metal Air Rail and Transportation Workers star...
10/29/2021
SMART History - Smart Union

Did you know? Predecessor organizations of OneRail Coalition member Sheet Metal Air Rail and Transportation Workers started in the 1860s! Check out their storied timeline

SMART’s history is made up of the history of the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association and the United Transportation Union which merged in January of 2008. Combined, these unions hold over 200 years of history...

Two new Ford Motor Company manufacturing sites in Tennessee and Kentucky show how freight rail access is a key factor fo...
10/28/2021
Ford’s New Carbon Neutral Megasites to be Rail-Served | GoRail

Two new Ford Motor Company manufacturing sites in Tennessee and Kentucky show how freight rail access is a key factor for manufacturers seeking sustainable and innovative operations

The major announcement Tuesday from Ford Motor Company that it will invest $11.4 billion into the creation of two new mega campuses in Tennessee and Kentucky is a huge boon for the state and local economies. It also demonstrates how freight rail access is a key factor for manufacturers as they pursu...

10/26/2021
CSX Wins Climate Leadership Award for Emissions Reduction Program

CSX wins climate leadership award for emissions reduction program

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry have named CSX as a 2021 Climate Leadership Award recipient in recognition of the company’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. CSX earned the prestigio...

Are you on #Twitter? We invite you to follow us! https://buff.ly/2JvXJY1 #railindustry
10/22/2021
One Rail Coalition (@OneRailUSA) | Twitter

Are you on #Twitter? We invite you to follow us! https://buff.ly/2JvXJY1 #railindustry

The latest Tweets from One Rail Coalition (@OneRailUSA). We're a diverse group of rail stakeholders dedicated to educating Americans about the benefits of a strong U.S. freight and passenger rail system

How can shipping waste by rail solve the landfill problem? https://buff.ly/3v6f3fD via Track Record by UP
10/21/2021
Can Transportation Solve the Landfill Problem?

How can shipping waste by rail solve the landfill problem? https://buff.ly/3v6f3fD via Track Record by UP

Waste Management and Union Pacific have helped Western Washington communities manage their municipal waste in a safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible way for decades — and it’s a model other growing communities facing landfill challenges can follow.

A new locomotive undergoing testing by Progress Rail and Norfolk Southern Corp is expected to reduce nitrogen oxide emis...
10/19/2021
Progress Rail, Norfolk Southern unveil first GP34ECO - Trains

A new locomotive undergoing testing by Progress Rail and Norfolk Southern Corp is expected to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 90% compared to older models

Progress Rail and Norfolk Southern have unveiled the first GP34ECO locomotive, built for yard and intermediate operations to meet Environmental Protection Agency Tier 4 emission standards. The locomotive, intended to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 90% compared to older locomotives, is currently....

At a recent House T&I Committee hearing, American Public Transportation Association CEO Paul P. Skoutelas discussed the ...
10/18/2021
APTA CEO Paul P. Skoutelas Testifies Before House T&I Committee

At a recent House T&I Committee hearing, American Public Transportation Association CEO Paul P. Skoutelas discussed the essential role that public transit played during the pandemic, and how agencies used federal COVID-19 emergency funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 30, 2021) – Today, American Public Transportation Association (APTA) President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas testified before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in the hearing “Assessing the Federal Government’s COVID-19 Relief and Response Efforts...

Learn more about OneRail Coalition member Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, founded in 1901:
10/15/2021
About the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen

Learn more about OneRail Coalition member Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, founded in 1901:

The BRS was founded in 1901 as a trade union representing railroad employees working in what was then the new craft of signaling.

New Eno Center for Transportation report explores trends in railroad safety data and makes recommendations for improveme...
10/14/2021
Safer Railroading: A Guide Toward Targeted Safety Policy

New Eno Center for Transportation report explores trends in railroad safety data and makes recommendations for improvements

Railroads are among the safest modes of transportation for workers, riders, and the public. Strong federal standards for railroad track and operations, technological investments like positive train control, and communities’ infrastructure improvements have yielded significant gains. But most of th...

Perspective on #supplychain challenges - we're all in this together https://buff.ly/3Dx1iJT via Track Record by UP
10/12/2021
Supply Chain Challenges: We’re All in This Together

Perspective on #supplychain challenges - we're all in this together https://buff.ly/3Dx1iJT via Track Record by UP

As the nation’s consumers face empty store shelves, six-month delays for items that used to be in stock, and limited availability of their favorite items; they are asking a simple question: What’s going on?

#ICYMI - Check out our latest quarterly newsletter to get updates on congressional action on #rail spending, Rail Safety...
10/11/2021

#ICYMI - Check out our latest quarterly newsletter to get updates on congressional action on #rail spending, Rail Safety Week, and what we've been watching: https://buff.ly/3upsveq

#ICYMI - Check out our latest quarterly newsletter to get updates on congressional action on #rail spending, Rail Safety Week, and what we've been watching: https://buff.ly/3upsveq

Are you on #Twitter? We invite you to follow us! https://buff.ly/2JvXJY1 #railindustry
10/08/2021
One Rail Coalition (@OneRailUSA) | Twitter

Are you on #Twitter? We invite you to follow us! https://buff.ly/2JvXJY1 #railindustry

The latest Tweets from One Rail Coalition (@OneRailUSA). We're a diverse group of rail stakeholders dedicated to educating Americans about the benefits of a strong U.S. freight and passenger rail system

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