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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

The CSX 2020 Environmental, Social and Governance Report shows improvement in fuel efficiency, reduction in emissions.
07/27/2021

The CSX 2020 Environmental, Social and Governance Report shows improvement in fuel efficiency, reduction in emissions.

The CSX 2020 Environmental, Social and Governance Report shows improvement in fuel efficiency, reduction in emissions.

Here's how Metra is investing in cleanliness, safety and sustainability
07/26/2021
Metra Invests in Cleanliness, Safety, & Sustainability in a Post-COVID World

Here's how Metra is investing in cleanliness, safety and sustainability

Chicago-based commuter rail system Metra is an innovator in their market. Find out how they adapted to COVID-19, as well as how they are leading a transition to battery-powered locomotives, increasing safety and partnerships, and filling open positions in new ways.

Visit the OneRail Coalition website for the latest news, information, and to follow us on social media: https://buff.ly/...
07/23/2021

Visit the OneRail Coalition website for the latest news, information, and to follow us on social media: https://buff.ly/3i2YyJz

Visit the OneRail Coalition website for the latest news, information, and to follow us on social media: https://buff.ly/3i2YyJz

Read the letter from the American Public Transportation Association to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Butti...
07/22/2021
APTA LTR to Secretary Buttigieg on RAISE Grants

Read the letter from the American Public Transportation Association to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Buttigieg urging him to direct a significantly greater percentage of Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and
Equity (RAISE) grants to vital public
transportation projects:

PDF The Honorable Peter Buttigieg Secretary U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, D.C. 20590 Dear Secretary Buttigieg: On behalf of America’s public transportation industry, which directly employs more than 448,000 workers and supports millions of private-sector ...

#ICYMI - Amtrak is contracting with Siemens Mobility for a new fleet of up modern trains for state and northeast service...
07/21/2021
Amtrak to Transform Rail Travel with $7.3 Billion Investment in State-of-the-Art Equipment - Amtrak Media

#ICYMI - Amtrak is contracting with Siemens Mobility for a new fleet of up modern trains for state and northeast services, with for up to 130 additional trains to support future growth

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is contracting with California-based Siemens Mobility Inc. to manufacture a new fleet of up to 83 multi-powered modern trains that will be leveraged for state and northeast services, with further options for up to 130 additional trains to support Amtrak growth plans. The new fl...

Watch: Transit authorities and Citizens for Modern Transit launch campaign encouraging residents to try #transit and exp...
07/20/2021
Transit authorities launch campaign encouraging residents to explore St. Louis

Watch: Transit authorities and Citizens for Modern Transit launch campaign encouraging residents to try #transit and explore St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- With summer in full fling, Metro Transit and other local transit authorities want the public to know that area attractions are within reach of public transit

Peep this graphic on Passenger Capacity by Mode in cities to see #rail's clear advantage - via Transformative Urban Mobi...
07/16/2021

Peep this graphic on Passenger Capacity by Mode in cities to see #rail's clear advantage - via Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI)

Peep this graphic on Passenger Capacity by Mode in cities to see #rail's clear advantage - via Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI)

07/15/2021
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $905.25 Million in Proposed Awards for the FY 2021 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant Program | US Department of Transportation

A new round of Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grants were announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation that include rail-related projects in GA, IA, IL, NJ and SC. Details here:

WASHINGTON – U.S Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg today announced that the Biden-Harris Administration intends to award $905.25 million to 24 projects in 18 states under the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program.   These grants adv...

Find out more about American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association Safety Person of the Year and Safety Professio...
07/14/2021

Find out more about American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association Safety Person of the Year and Safety Professional of the Year, both employees of OneRail Coalition member Patriot Rail https://buff.ly/2TFJnjc (Image: Johnson, Left; Crosson, Right)

Find out more about American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association Safety Person of the Year and Safety Professional of the Year, both employees of OneRail Coalition member Patriot Rail https://buff.ly/2TFJnjc (Image: Johnson, Left; Crosson, Right)

What is freight #rail's role in in net-zero emissions economy? This piece from the ThirdWay Think Tank discusses the pos...
07/12/2021
Freight Rail’s Role in a Net-Zero Economy – Third Way

What is freight #rail's role in in net-zero emissions economy? This piece from the ThirdWay Think Tank discusses the possibilities

Third Way is a centrist think tank that offers fresh thinking and modern solutions to the most challenging problems in U.S. public policy, including the economy, energy, national security and social policies.

Spotlight on Infrastructure and Rail - read the latest issue of the OneRail Coalition #newsletter: https://buff.ly/3qRdZ...
07/09/2021

Spotlight on Infrastructure and Rail - read the latest issue of the OneRail Coalition #newsletter: https://buff.ly/3qRdZKG

Spotlight on Infrastructure and Rail - read the latest issue of the OneRail Coalition #newsletter: https://buff.ly/3qRdZKG

In a Chicago event, Amtrak announced a multi-million-dollar, multi-year project to improve customer experience on long d...
07/08/2021
Amtrak Makes Major Customer Experience Investments in Comfort and Modernization on National Network Routes - Amtrak Media

In a Chicago event, Amtrak announced a multi-million-dollar, multi-year project to improve customer experience on long distance trains https://buff.ly/3ACs8Qg Photos here: https://buff.ly/3yDCLRb

CHICAGO – Amtrak has initiated a multi-million-dollar and multi-year project to improve the customer experience aboard its long distance trains serving overnight routes across the country. Elements of this work were displayed this week at Chicago Union Station.

07/08/2021
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This #rail101 article from Track Record by UP takes an in-depth look at intermodal equipment, like containers and trailers - used to ship consumer goods, food, agricultural products and much more.

In case you missed it - Railway Age contributor and Patriot Rail & Ports Chief Policy Officer Don Itzkoff talks to forme...
07/05/2021
‘Integrated, Multimodal Thinking’ - Railway Age

In case you missed it - Railway Age contributor and Patriot Rail & Ports Chief Policy Officer Don Itzkoff talks to former OneRail Coalition Director Anne Canby about her remarkable transportation career.

RAILWAY AGE, JULY 2021 ISSUE: “You have to step out of your comfort zone if you want to see change,” says Anne Canby. Throughout her remarkable transportation career, she has embraced that mindset.

"You have to step out of your comfort zone if you want to see change." Railway Age contributor and Patriot Rail & Ports ...
07/03/2021
‘Integrated, Multimodal Thinking’ - Railway Age

"You have to step out of your comfort zone if you want to see change." Railway Age contributor and Patriot Rail & Ports Chief Policy Officer Don Itzkoff interviews former OneRail Coalition Director Anne Canby about her remarkable transportation career

RAILWAY AGE, JULY 2021 ISSUE: “You have to step out of your comfort zone if you want to see change,” says Anne Canby. Throughout her remarkable transportation career, she has embraced that mindset.

07/02/2021

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Check out the Transportation Communications Union / IAM home page for the latest info and job opportunities:
07/01/2021
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Federal, state and local officials recently joined Amtrak to unveil plans to update the Baltimore & Potomac tunnel, rena...
06/29/2021
Amtrak and MDOT Announce New Approach for Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel Replacement Program - Amtrak Media

Federal, state and local officials recently joined Amtrak to unveil plans to update the Baltimore & Potomac tunnel, rename it for abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass

Today, federal, state and local leaders highlighted the 150th anniversary of the Baltimore and Potomac (B&P) tunnel’s groundbreaking and unveiled new plans to enhance and advance the B&P Tunnel Replacement Program. Additionally, Amtrak announced the new tunnel will be named after Frederick Douglas...

Keep up with #rail industry events via the REMSA event calendar:
06/28/2021
Event Calendar

Keep up with #rail industry events via the REMSA event calendar:

Help us spread the word about the benefits of freight and passenger #rail - share our page with your contacts! ...
06/25/2021

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 #railindustry

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 #railindustry

A new report from American Public Transportation Association provides a way to quantify the economic and social benefits...
06/24/2021
American Public Transportation Association Releases New High-Performance Rail ROI Report

A new report from American Public Transportation Association provides a way to quantify the economic and social benefits of #passengerrail corridor investments

Washington, D.C. (June 11, 2021) – At this week’s 2021 APTA-UITP Rail Conference, in a session entitled "Advancing High-Performance Rail Corridors: Making the Business Case", the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released a new high-performance rail return on investment report, ....

#ICYMI - Check out these Top 5 Trends driving #freightrail forward https://buff.ly/3xG1HqE via Association of American R...
06/23/2021
Top 5 Trends Driving Rail Forward

#ICYMI - Check out these Top 5 Trends driving #freightrail forward https://buff.ly/3xG1HqE via Association of American Railroads and Food Logistics Magazine

After years of status quo, technology, innovation and sustainability drive the rail industry forward.

Please help us thank Anne Canby as she steps down as OneRail Coalition Founder and Director, congratulate her successor ...
06/22/2021

Please help us thank Anne Canby as she steps down as OneRail Coalition Founder and Director, congratulate her successor as Director, Devon Barnhart, and welcome new Deputy Director Liz Hill! https://buff.ly/35xJ5Nq

Please help us thank Anne Canby as she steps down as OneRail Coalition Founder and Director, congratulate her successor as Director, Devon Barnhart, and welcome new Deputy Director Liz Hill! https://buff.ly/35xJ5Nq

Sharing this event from the Railway Supply Institute: https://www.rsiweb.org/leadership-series-moulton/
06/21/2021
RSI Online Leadership Series - RSI

Sharing this event from the Railway Supply Institute: https://www.rsiweb.org/leadership-series-moulton/

How High Speed Rail Can Create Jobs and Stimulate American Manufacturing Thursday, June 24 | 1:00 – 1:45 PM ET | Online Join the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) for a conversation with Congressman Seth Moulton (MA-06) and Marc Buncher, President of Siemens Mobility, to discuss the future of high-sp...

06/18/2021

As Congress continues working on Surface Transportation Reauthorization legislation, our policy proposal focuses on
-Modal Equity 🚆🚛
-Safety🚫🚸
-Jobs👩‍✈️👨‍🔧
-Financing Tools 💲 💳
-Project Delivery & Permitting 🚧✅
-Research & Technology 👨‍🔬💻🚉
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The annual American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association Jake Safety Awards were announced, honoring 346 short l...
06/17/2021

The annual American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association Jake Safety Awards were announced, honoring 346 short line #railroads for their safety performance https://buff.ly/3v0fmqH

The annual American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association Jake Safety Awards were announced, honoring 346 short line #railroads for their safety performance https://buff.ly/3v0fmqH

#ICYMI - Two members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee recently introduced legislation directing the ...
06/15/2021
Senators Request New Highway Cost Allocation Study

#ICYMI - Two members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee recently introduced legislation directing the U.S. Department of Transportation to conduct the first highway cost allocation study to determine which kinds of vehicles are responsible for which levels of highway-related costs conducted since 1997. Via Eno Center for Transportation

Two members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee introduced legislation this week directing the U.S. Department of Transportation to conduct the first comprehensive study of which kinds of vehicles are responsible for which levels of highway-related costs conducted since 1997.

Anacostia Rail Holdings announced that all six of its short line railroads have been recognized by the federal Environme...
06/14/2021
Anacostia's six short lines named EPA "SmartWay" partners | Anacostia Rail Holdings

Anacostia Rail Holdings announced that all six of its short line railroads have been recognized by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a certified member of the agency's SmartWay Transport Partnership:

Anacostia Rail Holdings Company (ARH) announced today that all six of its short-line railroads have become certified Partners of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EPA SmartWay ® Transport Partnership (www.epa.gov/smartway).

Help us spread the word about the benefits of freight and passenger #rail - share our page with your contacts! ...
06/11/2021

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 #railindustry

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 #railindustry

Today is International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) - a worldwide initiative to improve awareness of crossing sa...
06/10/2021
ILCAD -

Today is International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) - a worldwide initiative to improve awareness of crossing safety. The ILCAD campaign has been spearheaded by the UIC, the worldwide railway organization, with the support of the railway community around the world. https://buff.ly/2wyLKVC #ILCAD #railsafety

The International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) is an awareness campaign on level crossing safety. The campaign has been spearheaded by the UIC, the worldwide railway organisation with the…

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