Current Sponsors

Gold Level

AECOM

AECOM

AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural, and social environments.

Bartlett & West

Bartlett & West

At Bartlett & West we take a more-rounded view in creating value for our clients. With a portfolio of professional solutions—from engineering to landscape architecture, from GIS to information management, from field services to sustainable development—our people bring a 360 degree perspective to our clients' challenges.

BNSF

BNSF Railway

BNSF is a critical link that connects consumers with the global marketplace. For more than 160 years, BNSF has played a vital role in building and sustaining this nation's economy. Today's BNSF Railway is the product of nearly 400 different railroad lines that merged or were acquired over the course of 160 years. While many different railroads combined to form BNSF, the people who worked at those railroads shared many traits. The people who built BNSF were — and continue to be — a unique breed, blending the forward-thinking of dreamers with the pragmatism of results-oriented business leaders. This heritage played a central role in settling and growing the American West, and today, BNSF continues to have a significant impact in meeting the needs of shippers and serving the economy.

CN

CN

CN is engaged in the rail and related transportation business. CN’s network of approximately 20,000 route miles of track spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert (British Columbia), Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans and Mobile (Alabama), and the key metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth (Minnesota)/Superior (Wisconsin), Green Bay (Wisconsin), Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, and Jackson (Mississippi), with connections to all points in North America. CN’s extensive network and efficient connections to all Class 1 railroads provide CN customers access to all three North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) nations.

Cardno

Cardno

Cardno is a professional infrastructure and environmental services company, with expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world. With over 200 offices in the Americas and 300 offices worldwide, Cardno provides clients with access to 8,200 professionals focused on delivering customized consulting solutions. Cardno's rail industry practice spans decades and includes civil engineering design, construction support, subsurface utility engineering and surveying, industrial wastewater treatment design, environmental planning, compliance and remediation, industrial hygiene, building science, natural resource damage assessment, emergency response, and expert litigation support. Cardno currently ranks 27th on Engineering News-Record's 2014 Top 500 Design Firms. Visit www.cardno.com to learn more.

CSX Transportation

CSX Transportation / CSX Real Property

CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is a transportation company providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services. Our transportation network connects customers to ports, production and distribution centers and markets across the eastern United States.

CSX Transportation, Inc.: A principal operating company of CSX Corporation, CSX Transportation (CSX), provides a crucial link to the transportation supply chain through its approximately 21,000 route mile rail network, which serves every major population center in 23 states east of the Mississippi River, the District of Columbia, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. It serves 70 ocean, river and lake ports along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, the Mississippi River, the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway. CSX also serves thousands of production and distribution facilities through track connections to more than 230 short-line and regional railroads.

CSX Real Property, Inc.: CSX Real Property is the real estate subsidiary of CSX Corporation that is responsible for sales, leasing and development of properties. It serves customers through sale of land for industrial development as well as rail corridor use for utilities, pipelines or telecommunication transmission lines. Headquarters are located in Jacksonville, Fla.

HDR

HDR

As a leader providing professional services for the rail industry, we focus on forward thinking and cost-saving innovation. We fuse engineering and operations practices with regulatory understanding, economic savvy and technical skills to create inventive plans that work. Whether it's evaluating industry-wide paradigm shifts in locomotive fueling alternatives, alleviating the oldest rail bottleneck in U.S. history, offering insights to new sustainability programs such as Envision or delivering the largest classification yards using innovative program delivery, we work side-by-side with our clients to keep freight moving safely and effectively.

Our Strategic Solutions:

  • Systems, operations, planning and analysis
  • Environmental analysis
  • Grant applications
  • All core engineering services
  • Yard and facilities design

 

Kansas City Southern

Kansas City Southern

Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) is a transportation holding company that has railroad investments in the U.S., Mexico and Panama.

Its primary U.S. holding is The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, serving the central and south central U.S. Its international holdings include Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., serving northeastern and central Mexico and the port cities of Lázaro Cárdenas, Tampico and Veracruz, and a 50 percent interest in Panama Canal Railway Company, providing ocean-to-ocean freight and passenger service along the Panama Canal. KCS' North American rail holdings and strategic alliances are primary components of a NAFTA Railway system, linking the commercial and industrial centers of the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

Norfolk Southern Corporation

Norfolk Southern Corporation

Norfolk Southern Corporation is a Norfolk, Va-based company that controls a major freight railroad, Norfolk Southern Railway Company. The railway operates approximately 21,300 route miles in 22 eastern states, the District of Columbia and Ontario, Canada, serves all major eastern ports and connects with rail partners in the West and Canada, linking customers to markets around the world. Norfolk Southern provides comprehensive logistics services and offers the most extensive intermodal network in the East.

Silver Level

Florida East Coast Railway

Florida East Coast Railway

The Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) is a 351-mile freight rail system located along the east coast of Florida. It is the exclusive rail provider to South Florida’s ports and connects with other railway systems to move freight throughout the country. Based in Jacksonville, Florida, FECR provides end-to-end carload and intermodal solutions to customers that demand more cost-effective options without compromising service quality.

GEI Consultants

GEI Consultants, Inc.

GEI Consultants, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms. GEI employees have completed hundreds of assignments at railroad projects across the country. Our team of professionals is supported by skilled experts in multiple disciplines throughout our national office network. GEI brings to our clients a refreshing blend of technical expertise, collaborative spirit and innovation that is rare in our business. Our work and relationships with clients and partners is based on the highest standards of personal, business, and professional honesty, integrity, and ethics.

Herzog Contracting Corp.

Herzog Contracting Corp.

Herzog Contracting Corp. began operations as heavy/highway contractors, incorporating in Missouri in 1969, and is a national leader in transit and railroad construction and maintenance, maintaining major offices and equipment fleets in Dallas, Texas, Long Beach, California, and St. Joseph, Missouri, and with over 1,200 employees. Herzog has completed numerous projects in the transit industry and for Class 1 Railroads since beginning operations in 1969. Herzog has also played a key role in the construction and upgrading of many rail and transit systems. Herzog's commuter rail operations, rolling stock maintenance and trackwork inspection/maintenance to FRA standards provides a unique experience enabling Herzog to apply these skills to any rail transportation project from design to a fully constructed project. Throughout Herzog’s history, they have continually demonstrated the ability to bring innovative solutions to rail transportation issues.

IMGRail Consulting

IMG Rail Consulting

The firm offers consulting services focused on the recovery of lost revenue. IMGRail Consulting conducts rail property encroachment audits and offers its clients a complete range of property management services utilizing GIS technology. Additionally, the firm is qualified to perform internal reviews of all revenue related areas within a railroad.

JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle)

JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle)

JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying, managing and investing in real estate. JLL’s Rail Practice Group is dedicated to delivering a wide range of real estate services to the rail industry. The Rail Practice Group focuses on enhancing the value and productivity of our rail clients’ real estate portfolios through transaction management of permits, sales, leases, economic development services and supply chain logistics. JLL has more than 200 corporate offices, operates in 75 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 53,000. In a complex world that is constantly changing, JLL is committed to helping you understand and navigate the intricacies of commercial real estate.

For further information, visit www.jll.com

Omega Rail Management

TerraPact

TerraPact is a leading provider of right of way corridors for critical infrastructure in North America. Since its founding in 2011, TerraPact has expanded rapidly through acquisitions and organic growth. Currently, TerraPact manages right of way agreements on over 5,000 miles of right of way corridors across the United States and British Columbia. These agreements enable the construction and operations of networks to securely and efficiently connect disparate locations for the movement of data, energy, water and feedstocks.

Bronze Level

Omega Rail Management

LJA Engineering, Inc.

LJA Engineering's rail group is a dedicated, results oriented freight rail team, providing planning, engineering, design, permitting, operations planning, procurement, public projects management, project and program management, construction and construction management. We Get It – We Deliver

NRC

National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC)

The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) is the only trade association organized specifically to serve the needs of railroad contractors, suppliers, and the entire railroad and rail transit construction industry. NRC's primary objective is to advance the mutual interests of its members and the railroad and rail transit construction industry. The NRC works hard to expand rail construction and maintenance business opportunities, protect rail contractors from intrusive government regulation, and improve railroad construction safety and operations. The NRC is located in Washington, DC, where NRC staff and the Board of Directors work closely with government and business leaders to promote and protect rail contractors and suppliers.