• Early announcements about ARDA events.
  • Discount on registration for the annual national meeting and the executive forum offering a premier networking platforms.
  • Members get the chance to present papers and showcase innovative solutions at ARDA events.


  • Members are eligible to be elected on several committees, including the Real Estate, Law, Environmental, Economic Development and Technology Committee.
  • Committee Leadership can be elected to serve on the ARDA Board.

Networking and Resources

  • Two recurring events at different locations each year provide a place to connect with fellow members and stay informed on rail industry issues in your region and nationally.
  • An exclusive online discussion forum where members-only can exchange knowledge, find assistance and expertise, raise questions and discuss issues around freight rail transportation and the real estate, economic development, law, environmental and technology activities within the industry.
  • Dedicated ARDA staff professionals are available to address member needs and concerns.

Thought Leadership

  • The Execuitive Forum and Annual Meeting bring you up to date with new developments in the industry.
  • Links to published articles or news items that demonstrate policy development.
  • Copies of seminar, workshop and conference papers delivered by ARDA speakers.