U.S. Congressman Jerrold Nadler Tours RailWorks Corporation Offices
Thursday, June 14, 2012
by: Tabitha Layman

Section: 2012 NRC Grassroots Events

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New York, NY - On 6/14/12, U.S. Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-8), a member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and a leading advocate for the freight rail, intercity passenger rail, and rail transit industries, toured the corporate headquarters offices of RailWorks Corporation in Manhattan. Jeff Levy, President & CEO of RailWorks, and John August, Executive Vice President, welcomed the Congressman and his New York-based District Director Robert Gottheim to the offices.The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) assisted with organizing the event.

During the tour, Levy and August provided Congressman Nadler an overview of RailWorks' operations throughout North America. In addition to the Corporate HQ in Manhattan, RailWorks has 24 Track offices, 3 Transit offices, and 3 Signals & Communications offices in North America and was recently ranked the #15 transportation contractor in the United States by revenue by the Engineering News-Record. In 2011 alone, RailWorks and its operating subsidiaries performed work in 46 states and 7 Canadian provinces.

Congressman Nadler, who is one of the 9 Democratic Congressman appointed to the Conference Committee to negotiate a compromise between the House-passed H.R. 4348 Surface Transportation Extension and the Senate-passed S.1813 Surface Transportation Reauthorization, updated RailWorks executives on the status of those negotiations. Nadler reaffirmed his longstanding support for the rail industry because of the mobility and economic benefits it provides, not only to the New York City area, but to the whole country.

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