Current Sponsors

Platinum Level

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.


Norfolk Southern CorporationNorfolk 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.

 

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 

Gold Level

RailPros Field Services (RPFS) has more than 200 highly experienced railroad personnel positioned across the U.S.- ready to mobilize. Currently, RPFS provides expert services for six Class 1 railroads and various short-line properties. We also provide support to third-party utility companies such as power, gas, oil, and pipeline work that crosses railroad right-of-ways.

 

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

RMI Valuation is a real estate appraisal services firm with over 60 years of combined appraisal experience and a nationwide reach. We apply comprehensive appraisal valuation 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. We strive to provide the best appraisal solution to even the most complex valuation problems. 


Bronze Level

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.

 

Working with vendors, owners, and contractors on commodity-handling facilities throughout North America has developed VAA’s (www.vaaeng.com) comprehensive understanding of how these facilities function - from equipment and processes to transportation to and from a site. Our design team is practiced in producing drawings responding to capacity and product needs for new facilities, rail expansions, and increases in shuttle-train traffic that meet the standards and requirements for railroad approval.
Track Design Services: shuttle train, transload, and intermodal facilities; sequence of operations; master planning; hazardous materials; and manifest track.

Multidiscipline Services: civil, structural, marine, mechanical, electrical engineering; general arrangement/equipment layout; and life-safety compliance.

 

KELLY 
HART Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP For over 39 years, Kelly Hart & Hallman has provided some of the country's most innovative and successful businesses, individuals and governmental entities with a full array of legal services. In those same 39 years, Kelly Hart has grown from five attorneys to over 160 attorneys practicing in more than twenty substantive areas of the law. We owe this success to our outstanding lawyers and unparalleled clients. We are proud of our past and excited about our future.