OneRail News

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...
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." Joe Bryan, Principal Consultant, WSP,...
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...
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...
Jan 28 2016
January 28, 2016 The OneRail Coalition sponsored a panel session at the Southwestern Rail Conference on January 22, 2016 in Dallas, TX.   The panel was part of the OneRail's ongoing efforts to raise the understanding among decision-makers of the amount of good paying jobs the rail supply...
Nov 2 2015
Dear Chairman Rogers, Ranking Member Lowey, Chairman Cochran, and Ranking Member Mikulski:  Now that a bipartisan and bicameral budget deal has been reached, we understand that you will be engaging in a process to re-determine the FY16 302(b) sub-committee appropriations allocations. We are...
Oct 29 2015
On 10/29/2015, the US DOT announced the award of $500 million in TIGER VII discretionary grants to 39 transportation projects in 34 states. The recipients of these competitive, merit-based grants were States, local governments, port authorities, transit agencies, and metropolitan planning...
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...
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...
Aug 20 2015
  The OneRail Coalition sponsored a panel session at the Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference on August 19, 2015 in Wilmington, DE. The panel was part of the OneRail's ongoing efforts to raise the understanding among decision-makers of the amount of good paying jobs the...
Aug 13 2015
  The OneRail Coalition's efforts to raise the visibility of passenger and freight rail partnerships continued with a successful panel at the Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO) meeting in Kansas City, KS on August 12, 2015.  Panelists from BNSF Railway,...
Aug 6 2015
  As part of the OneRail Coalition's mission to raise the visibility of passenger and freight rail, the Coalition is organizing panels on state/railroad partnerships at the regional meetings of state transportation departments.  At the Western Association of State Highway and...
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...
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,...