OneRail News

Shifting 1 Percent of Auto Trips to Rail Could Save Roughly 200 Lives Per Year

Report Highlights 10-Year Safety Trend in Freight and Passenger Rail
Release Date: 
Nov 16 2016

Washington, D.C.  – The OneRail Coalition released a new report today, “Rail Safety in the United States” that highlighted a 31 percent decline in rail accidents over the past 10 years, making rail transport significantly safer than other transit modes. This positive safety trend occurred even as passenger rail traffic grew and freight rail traffic remained steady over the same time frame.

OneRail Coalition Statement on Passenger Rail Funding

Release Date: 
Sep 10 2015

Dedicated, Long Term Funding for Intercity Passenger Rail: OneRail supports the creation of a new predictable, dedicated federal funding program with contract authority for capital investment in intercity passenger rail infrastructure projects in the surface transportation reauthorization legislation.

Annual Appropriations: In addition, OneRail supports retaining the current intercity passenger rail appropriations accounts for general operations, maintenance, and state of good repair investments

OneRail Coalition Statement on Truck Size and Weight Increases

Release Date: 
Sep 10 2015

 

The OneRail Coalition concurs with the U.S. DOT’s conclusion in June 2015, based on its MAP-21 Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study, that “current data limitations are so profound” in predicting the impacts of federal truck size and weight limits that “no changes in the relevant truck size and weight laws and regulations should be considered until these data limitations are overcome.”  

OneRail Coalition Sends Letter to House Appropriations Committee - Support FY16 Appropriations Investments in Rail Infrastructure & Operations

Release Date: 
Mar 2 2015

On March 2, 2015, the OneRail Coalition sent a letter to all Members of the House of Representatives in support of the bipartisian passenger rail bill passed out of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee.

OneRail Sends Letter to Budget Committees - FY16 Domestic Discretionary Investments

Release Date: 
Mar 17 2015

March 17, 2015

Dear Chairman Price, Chairman Enzi, Ranking Member Van Hollen, and Ranking Member Sanders,

As you prepare your FY 2016 budget resolutions and set priorities for our nation, we are writing to urge you to invest as robustly as possible in the domestic discretionary side of the budget, which includes support for transportation and infrastructure investments.

OneRail Sends Letter to Congress Urging Passage of Bipartisan Passenger Rail Bill

Release Date: 
Mar 2 2015

On March 2, 2015, the OneRail Coalition sent a letter to all Members of the House of Representatives in support of the bipartisian passenger rail bill passed out of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee.

OneRail Coalition Briefs Congress on Rail Success Stories and Return on Investment

Release Date: 
Dec 2 2014

OneRail Coalition Panel at NASTO Highlights Rail Public-Private Partnerships

Release Date: 
Jun 11 2015

As part of the OneRail Coalition's mission to raise the visibility of passenger and freight rail, the Coalition sponsored a panel on state/railroad partnerships at the recent meeting of the Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials (NASTO) in Wilmington, Delaware.  The focus of the panel was to demonstrate how partnerships between public and private sector entities can provide mutually beneficial outcomes for both public citi

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