OneRail News

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 FRA Urging FRA to Not Cut Funding for Operation Lifesaver (OLI)

Release Date: 
May 8 2017

On May 8, 2017, the OneRail Coalition sent a letter to the FRA urging the FRA not to cut 40% of funding for Operation Lifesaver (OLI). It is our understanding that FRA is contemplating a $400,000 cut in FY 2017 for support of OLI. Such a severe reduction would put the continued exis-tence of this important safety organization in jeopardy.  The OneRail Coalition urges FRA to maintain its $1 million plus funding for OLI in support of its critical safety mission. 

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

OneRail Coalition Commends USDOT on TIGER V Selections, Urges Congress to Continue Program

Release Date: 
Sep 6 2013

Washington, DC - September 6, 2013 - On 09/05/2013, the US DOT announced the award of $474 million in TIGER V discretionary grants to 52 recipients in 37 states. The recipients of these competitive, merit-based grants were States, local governments, port authorities, transit agencies, and metropolitan planning organizations.

OneRail Coalition Applauds Confirmation of Anthony Foxx as Secretary of Transportation

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Jul 27 2013

July 27, 2013 - Washington, DC - The OneRail Coalition congratulates Anthony Foxx on his confirmation by the United States Senate as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

OneRail Coalition Commends ASCE Report Card for Highlighting Nation’s Infrastructure Investment Needs While Noting Rail Industry’s Recent Successes

Release Date: 
Mar 21 2013

Washington, DC - March 21, 2013 - The OneRail coalition commends the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for drawing attention to the nation's infrastructure needs in its "2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure", which evaluates 16 of the nation's major infrastructure categories based on capacity, condition, funding, future needs, operations and maintenance, public safety, resilience, and innovation.

OneRail Comments on USDOT Proposed State Freight Plan Guidance

Release Date: 
Nov 15 2012

November 15, 2012 WASHINGTON DC - The OneRail Coalition submitted comments in response to the USDOT's proposed State Frieght Plan Guidance today. The comments are included below and also attached at the bottom of the page.


Before the

United States Department of Transportation

Office of the Secretary of Transportation



Docket Number DOT-OST-2012-0168

OneRail Conducts Briefing for NGA and Governors' Washington Office

Release Date: 
Oct 24 2012

October 24, 2012 - The OneRail Coalition conducted a briefing for the National Governors Association and the Governors' Washington Office staffs on the benefits of investing on America's rail infrastructure. 

View the archived webcast of this event here:


OneRail Sends Letters to Presidential Campaigns

Release Date: 
Oct 17 2012

October 17, 2012 WASHINGTON DC - The OneRail Coalition sent letters to both Obama for America and Mitt Romney for President 2012 Presidential campaigns, encouring them  to share and expand their visions for America's rail infrastructure. 

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