Burlington Northern Sante Fe Corporation's subsidiary BNSF Railway Company operates one of the largest North American rail networks, with about 32,000 route miles in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. Click here to find out more about BNSF.
Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) is a Canadian Class I railway operated by Canadian Pacific Railway Limited. Headquartered in Calagary, Alberta, the CPR’s 14,000 miles of rail stretches from Vancouver to Montreal and also serves major cities in the United States such as Minneapolis, Chicago and New York City. Click here to find out more about CPR.
CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation's leading transportation companies, providing rail-based transportation services. CSX’s 21,000 mile network now covers 23 states and serves over two-thirds of the American population. Click here to find out more about CSX.
Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 21,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia and is a major transporter of coal and industrial products. Click here to find out more about Norfolk Southern.
Union Pacific Corporation is one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, is North America's premier railroad franchise, covering 23 states across the western two-thirds of the United States. The company transports items for industry sectors including agriculture, automotive, chemical, industrial, intermodel and energy. Click here to find out more about Union Pacific Corporation.
Progressive Railroading is the rail professionals’ information source covering railroad industry dynamics with editorial aimed at freight and transit executives, managers and industry professionals. The monthly magazine also covers the disciplines of signaling and communications, maintenance of way, car, locomotive and operations. Click here to find out more about Progressive Railroading.
Railway Age is an American trade journal for the rail transport industry and is published monthly. Its issues include industry statistics, new technologies, new product information and profiles of industry leaders. The magazine also sponsors various industry conferences and meetings. Click here to find out more about Railway Age.
Railway Track & Structures (RT&S) is a news magazine for structural rail engineering and trackwork and serves the civil engineering side of the railroad industry. Click here to find out more about RT&S.
The Alabama Railway Association is a non-profit association comprised of short line and Class I & III railroads operating in the state of Alabama. The Association has an elected Executive Board, however the action of the Association is advisory only and not binding upon any of its members. Click here to find out more about the Alabama Railway Association.
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) is a non-profit trade association that represents the interests of its more than 400 short line and regional railroad members in legislative and regulatory matters. Click here to find out more about ASLRRA.
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) is a membership organization that oversees a 140,000-mile rail network and sets new standards for rail innovation, safety and technology. AAR not only represents the freight rail industry on Capitol Hill, but it also facilitates its operations, safety, security and research standards. Members include the major freight railroads in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as Amtrak. Click here to find out more about AAR.
The Coalition Against Bigger Trucks L.L.C. (CABT) opposes efforts at all levels of government to make trucks longer and heavier. In order to protect public safety, the nation's infrastructure and the environment, CABT has embarked on a grass roots campaign to fight the efforts of bigger truck proponents to increase truck lengths and weights. Click here to find out more about CABT.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) was created by the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 (49 U.S.C. 103, Section 3(e)(1)). The purpose of FRA is to: promulgate and enforce rail safety regulations; administer railroad assistance programs; conduct research and development in support of improved railroad safety and national rail transportation policy; provide for the rehabilitation of Northeast Corridor rail passenger service; and consolidate government support of rail transportation activities. Today, the FRA is one of ten agencies within the U.S. Department of Transportation concerned with intermodal transportation. It operates through seven divisions under the offices of the Administrator and Deputy Administrator. Click here to find out more about FRA.
The Georgia Railroad Association (GRA) is a voluntary organization dedicated to delivering rail industry messages to public officials, participating in public debate of public policy issues affecting the industry and providing information to state and public officials. Additionally, the GRA provides a forum for Georgia railroads to share information and to promote knowledge and understanding of the role of railroads in the safe, efficient and economic freight transportation of goods. Click here to find out more about GRA.
Go21 was founded in 2004 as a coalition to unite U.S. decision makers and citizens alike in support of a stronger economy, effective solutions to highway congestion, a cleaner environment and improved quality of life by advocating increased use of freight railroad transportation as an alternative to continued reliance on an overcrowded highway system. Click here to find out more about Go21.
Operation Lifesaver is a national, non-profit education and awareness program dedicated to ending tragic collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and on railroad rights of way. To accomplish its mission, Operation Lifesaver promotes 3 Es: Education, Enforcement and Engineering. Click here to find out more about Operation Lifesaver.
The Railway Association of North Carolina consists of 23 member railroads (21 short and 2 Class I railroads) operating in the State of North Carolina. The Railway Association of North Carolina is a forum for members to come together and share events and information about the rail industry in their state. Click here to find out more about the Railway Association of North Carolina.
The Railway Tie Association is the forum for the interests and needs of all groups that depend on the wood crosstie industry for their business success. RTA’s mission is to ensure that the engineered wood crosstie system continues to evolve and improve in order to remain cost effective and to meet the ever changing requirements of track systems around the world. Click here to find out more about the RTA.
The RTA publishes the highly regarded bimonthly magazine, Crossties, which covers all aspects of the wood crosstie industry. Click here to find out more about Crossties.
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