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 highways and air travel, and public policies that facilitate – not frustrate – private investment in improving and expanding rail infrastructure.

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11/12/2020
Virginia Regional Train Survey

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This is a community survey to gather your thoughts and opinions on how to strengthen our Virginia Amtrak Regional trains following the pandemic. Below we will ask a couple of background questions followed by a few questions measuring on a scale of 1 (unlikely) to 5 (very likely)on how various improv...

Short line railroads are doing their part to improve the environment, says American Short Line and Regional Railroad Ass...
11/12/2020

Short line railroads are doing their part to improve the environment, says American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association's Chuck Baker. For example, in terminals, short lines are reducing light and sound pollution, limiting waste, and recycling fuel, ties and steel. Many diesel-powered locomotives have been replaced with energy efficient switching engines and fitted with idle reduction equipment which improves air quality in railyards.

New to the #railroad industry? Check out @FreightRail's railroad 101 resource page
11/11/2020
Railroad 101 - Association of American Railroads

New to the #railroad industry? Check out @FreightRail's railroad 101 resource page

From what railroads haul to the employees that power the network, see how railroads are delivering a prosperous future for America today — and tomorrow.

#ICYMI - Amtrak's statement on the election of Joe Biden as president
11/10/2020
Statement from Amtrak President & CEO Bill Flynn on Biden Administration - Amtrak Media

#ICYMI - Amtrak's statement on the election of Joe Biden as president

“Amtrak looks forward to working with President-elect Biden and Congress. To get the economy moving and help Amtrak and our employees through this unprecedented situation, Congress must act now on pandemic relief and economic stimulus funding which enables Amtrak to recall furloughed employees, re...

#DYK? It would have taken approximately 7 million additional trucks to handle the 126 million tons of freight that origi...
11/09/2020

#DYK? It would have taken approximately 7 million additional trucks to handle the 126 million tons of freight that originated in, terminated in, or moved through #Washington state by rail in 2017. https://buff.ly/3iHLdI1

Our recent poll found that 75% of Americans believe we should shift more trips to #publictransit and #rail to reduce gre...
11/06/2020

Our recent poll found that 75% of Americans believe we should shift more trips to #publictransit and #rail to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The OneRail Coalition welcomes our newest corporate member, Fluor Corporation a global engineering, procurement, fabrica...
11/04/2020

The OneRail Coalition welcomes our newest corporate member, Fluor Corporation a global engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction and maintenance company headquartered in Irving, Texas. Learn more about them:

#DidYouKnow? It would have taken approximately 22 million additional trucks to handle the 398 million tons of freight th...
11/02/2020

#DidYouKnow? It would have taken approximately 22 million additional trucks to handle the 398 million tons of freight that originated in, terminated in, or moved through #Texas by rail in 2017. #staterailfacts https://buff.ly/2SBLW2c

Check out the American Public Transportation Association podcast, "The Transit Authority," for all the latest news on #p...
10/30/2020
The Transit Authority

Check out the American Public Transportation Association podcast, "The Transit Authority," for all the latest news on #publictransit:

This podcast highlights the people, organizations, and ideas that are transforming public transportation.

Look back at this year's American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association #RailroadDay results and photos, and mark...
10/29/2020
Railroad Day 2020 Tabs

Look back at this year's American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association #RailroadDay results and photos, and mark your calendars for the next Railroad Day on the Hill, March 10, 2021!

American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association 50 F Street, N.W. Suite 500 Washington, DC  20001 Phone: (202) 628-4500 | Fax: (202) 567-2823

RT @unionpacific: If 10% of freight currently moved by commercial trucks was transported by rail instead fuel savings wo...
10/27/2020

RT @unionpacific: If 10% of freight currently moved by commercial trucks was transported by rail instead fuel savings would be more than 1.5 billion gallons per year, annual greenhouse gas emissions would fall by 17 million tons. Read UP's report: https://buff.ly/2HBZ18G

#DYK? It would have taken approximately 10.6 million additional trucks to handle the 190 million tons of freight that or...
10/26/2020

#DYK? It would have taken approximately 10.6 million additional trucks to handle the 190 million tons of freight that originated in, terminated in, or moved through #Pennsylvania by rail in 2017. https://buff.ly/2SBLW2c

#ICYMI - tomorrow.
10/26/2020

#ICYMI - tomorrow.

Join REMSA and Stahl Recruiting for tips/tools and best practices supporting a #safe return to work during #COVID19 with returning guest speaker, Anthony J Dublino, SafeRack.

#Register here: https://bit.ly/3j9YxUo #rail #suppliers #HR #safety

www.remsa.org

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Our recent poll found that 64% of Americans view #publictransit and #passengerrail more favorably after the pandemic. Le...
10/23/2020

Our recent poll found that 64% of Americans view #publictransit and #passengerrail more favorably after the pandemic. Learn more: https://buff.ly/3hwFFyf

How it started.                 How it's going.
10/22/2020

How it started. How it's going.

The four short line #railroads chosen for American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association business development awa...
10/20/2020
A winning formula: Short lines go beyond just being 'the railroad' | Trains Magazine

The four short line #railroads chosen for American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association business development awards gained traffic in innovative ways

Trains magazine offers railroad news, railroad industry insight, commentary on today's freight railroads, passenger service (Amtrak), locomotive technology, railroad preservation and history, railfan opportunities (tourist railroads, fan trips), and great railroad photography.

#DidYouKnow? It would have taken approximately 3.6 million additional trucks to handle the 64.5 million tons of freight ...
10/19/2020

#DidYouKnow? It would have taken approximately 3.6 million additional trucks to handle the 64.5 million tons of freight that originated in, terminated in, or moved through New York state by rail in 2017. #staterailfacts https://buff.ly/3jWZ6SM #NewYork

Learn more about the American Public Transportation Association Safety & Health Commitments Program to protect riders an...
10/16/2020

Learn more about the American Public Transportation Association Safety & Health Commitments Program to protect riders and employees https://buff.ly/3hH1ScL

Congrats to ALSTOM, named #1 in the human capital category for health and safety-related employee and workplace issues i...
10/15/2020

Congrats to ALSTOM, named #1 in the human capital category for health and safety-related employee and workplace issues in a The Wall Street Journal ranking of most sustainable companies. When COVID-19 hit, the company set up teams to ensure safe working conditions at every level.

“September 2020 was the fourth best intermodal month in history for U.S. railroads, as retailers and others restocked th...
10/14/2020

“September 2020 was the fourth best intermodal month in history for U.S. railroads, as retailers and others restocked their inventories and prepared for the holiday season.” - Association of American Railroads Senior Vice President John T. Gray https://buff.ly/36SczHQ

#ICYMI - Transportation Communications Union / IAM recently held rallies in 4 cities to underscore bipartisan congressio...
10/13/2020
September 30th - Workers Rally, Call on Congress to Save Jobs, Fund Amtrak - IAMAW

#ICYMI - Transportation Communications Union / IAM recently held rallies in 4 cities to underscore bipartisan congressional backing to save Amtrak jobs and service, with Rail Passengers Association

Transportation Communications Union/IAM members and leaders hosted a rally in four major U.S. cities on Sept. 30th to urge Congress and the Administration to provide Amtrak emergency funding, and to protest looming job cuts. More than 850 TCU members are targeted by Amtrak’s cuts, scheduled to tak...

#DYK? It would have taken approximately 2.8 million additional trucks to handle the 50.5 million tons of freight that or...
10/12/2020

#DYK? It would have taken approximately 2.8 million additional trucks to handle the 50.5 million tons of freight that originated in, terminated in, or moved through New Jersey by rail in 2017. https://buff.ly/2GZsTeK

10/09/2020
An inside look at America's fastest train

Take an inside look at America's fastest #train, from CBS News https://buff.ly/3iRw7yw Amtrak @WeAreTTCI Association of American Railroads ALSTOM #trains

Amtrak's new, faster Acela trains are expected to start carrying passengers in late 2021. The rollout continues despite the railroad beginning the process of furloughing about 2,000 employees. Kris Van Cleave goes to the Colorado factory for an inside look.

Join the #rail conversation. Follow the OneRail Coalition on Facebook and Twitter and join our LinkedIn group!
10/09/2020

Join the #rail conversation. Follow the OneRail Coalition on Facebook and Twitter and join our LinkedIn group!

Federal grant will boost Amtrak Southwest Chief route in Colorado and New Mexico
10/06/2020
Amtrak-led Coalition Wins Another Southwest Chief Grant - Amtrak Media

Federal grant will boost Amtrak Southwest Chief route in Colorado and New Mexico

Amtrak, committed to the national network of long-distance, interregional trains, is thanking the Federal Railroad Administration for a $5.6 million Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) grant to stabilize and rehabilitate the route of the Amtrak Southwest Chiefin Colorado...

#DidYouKnow? It would have taken approximately 14 million additional trucks to handle the 252 million tons of freight th...
10/05/2020

#DidYouKnow? It would have taken approximately 14 million additional trucks to handle the 252 million tons of freight that originated in, terminated in, or moved through #Minnesota by rail in 2017. #StateRailFacts https://buff.ly/2Tm5rv2

Don't miss this event with REMSA and American Public Transportation Association Thursday, October 8th at 2PM ET w/ guest...
10/03/2020

Don't miss this event with REMSA and American Public Transportation Association Thursday, October 8th at 2PM ET w/ guest speaker, Nicole Christus, APTA Snr. Legislative Rep., #Govt Affairs & #Advocacy. Register here: https://buff.ly/3ikG5YF

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