Current Sponsors


Platinum Level

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.


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.

 

Norfolk Southern CorporationNorfolk 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.

 


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.
 

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.


 

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.

 
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.
 


Silver Level

    Clear Channel Outdoor

Clear Channel Outdoor is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, with more than 650,000 displays in over 35 countries across five continents, including 43 of the 50 largest markets in the United States. This includes a growing digital platform that now offers over 1,050 digital billboards across 29 U.S. markets. We help advertisers create inspiring out-of-home campaigns via traditional and digital formats in roadside, urban, transit and airport environments, on street furniture and at retail near point of sale.

We enable brands to engage with people on the move, and are pioneering the integration of out-of-home with mobile and social media to turn awareness and inspiration into engagement and purchase. Visit
http://clearchanneloutdoor.com/

 
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.

 

GHD Engineering


GHD is one of the world's leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. We provide engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients.

 
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

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

 

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.


 

TRC Companies

 

A pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, TRC is a national engineering, consulting and construction management firm providing integrated services to the power, oil and gas, environmental and infrastructure markets. We serve a broad range of clients in government and industry, implementing complex projects from initial concept to operations.

TRC has over 4,000 technical professionals and support personnel at more than 120 offices throughout the U.S. Our clients depend on TRC’s multidisciplinary teams to design solutions to their toughest business challenges in the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets.

Click here to view our Corporate Brochure.



Bronze Level

Daley Mohan Groble

Daley Mohan Groble's vision is rooted in the conviction that a select group of skilled lawyers can offer unsurpassed legal services, with a level of efficiency and value large firms seldom achieve. Our success is built on the responsiveness, focus and ingenuity we bring to every legal issue facing our clients.

We provide a broad range of legal services for public and private clients in the transportation, energy, telecommunication, technology, real estate, construction and manufacturing industries. Our clients rely not only on our legal expertise, but also on our business sense and practical approach to problem solving. We present effective, workable strategies for achieving their objectives, and provide them the confidence necessary to vigorously and fully assert their rights.
 

Gray Construction

Gray Construction is a pioneer in design-build specializing in engineering, architecture and construction services to both domestic and international customers. Founded in 1960, Gray is a family-owned company headquartered in Lexington, Ky. with offices across the U.S. and Japan.

At Gray Construction, we rely on honesty, discipline and hard work and believe our success can be attributed to upholding a simple set of core values that date back to the beginning of the company:

We put safety and quality of life first.
We are customer and relationship driven.
We treat others the way we want to be treated.

 

 HALFF Associates

Halff Associates is a unique regional consulting firm that has provided full-service engineering, architecture, and related services for decades. We are committed to continually investing in our employees, fostering a culture of collaboration, and delivering unwaveringly high-quality results for our clients. Our passion is providing smarter solutions with a distinctly human touch for everyone we serve.

 

Yates Corporation/JESCO


The “Diversity of Construction Services” is the JESCO Story.

Construction-Engineering, Mechanical-Electrical, Metal Buildings, Industrial Services, Millwright, and Steel Fabrication; each complementing the others, are dedicated to one common goal – the fulfillment of the needs of our industry.

With the combined creative talents and technical expertise of individuals from diverse segments of the construction and engineering fields, JESCO delivers on its commitments....Project after Project.... to the full satisfaction of our customers and within budget constraint

 
 
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.


 

RMI Midwest

 

RMI Midwest is a real estate appraisal services firm, owned by Charles W. (Sandy) Rex III, MAI, applying comprehensive appraisal valaution and GIS expertise to an extensive variety of real property assignments. Since 1995, we have specialized in the valuation and analysis of corridors and other railroad properties.