OneRail News

OneRail Coalition Panel Highlights Freight Rail's Public-Private Partnerships at NASTO Meeting

Release Date: 
Jul 11 2017

July 11, 2017 - Members of the OneRail coalition, along with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), made compelling points regarding freight in the Northeast at a plenary session at the 2017 NASTO meeting in Philadelphia on July 11."

OneRail Coalition Sends Letter Urging Funding Increase for the Railroad Retirement Board

Release Date: 
Dec 11 2017

The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is a self-funded, independent federal agency that administers retirement-survivor benefits as well as unemployment and sickness insurance to over 500,000 active and retired railroad employees across the country, in every congressional district. 

OneRail Coalition Comments on the USDOT Strategic Plan for FY2018-22

Release Date: 
Nov 15 2017

OneRail supports the Department’s adoption of broad interconnected strategic goals including safety, state of good repair, and economic competitiveness and believes that a mode-neutral, outcome-oriented approach is essential when assessing the appropriate investment for ne

OneRail Coalition Event Highlights Importance of Rail Supply Manufacturing to U.S. Economy, Well-Paying U.S. Jobs

Release Date: 
Oct 27 2017

WASHINGTON, DC, October 27, 2017 - Members of the OneRail Coalition underscored the importance of rail industry manufacturing and supply companies as a source of thousands of well-paying U. S. jobs at “Putting America to Work,” a Forum on Rail Manufacturing in the U.S., hosted by the House Manufacturing Caucus and held October 24 in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.

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.

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