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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. 
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 new capacity. OneRail...
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...

Rail Industry News

Feb 15 2018
Today, FRA published two long anticapted Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Grant Program.  The NOFOs can be accessed at here and here. Full text of FRA's Press Relese: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of...
Feb 14 2018
ONERAIL COALITION STATEMENT ON CONFIRMATION OF RON BATORY ​WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 14, 2018 – Anne Canby, director of the OneRail Coalition, has issued a statement on the February 13, 2018 Senate confirmation of Ronald L. Batory as Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). “...
Aug 27 2016
September 27, 2016 - Amtrak has contracted with Alstom to supply 28  next-generation high-speed” trainsets that will replace popular yet aging and technically problematic Acela Express equipment. The new trainsets will be based on Alstom’s iconic and venerable TGV, in service round the globe...