Current Sponsors 2021-22

Platinum Level

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. 
 

CN is a world-class transportation leader and trade-enabler. Essential to the economy, to the customers, and to the communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year. As the only railroad connecting Canada’s Eastern and Western coasts with the Southern tip of the U.S. through a 19,500 mile rail network, CN and its affiliates have been contributing to community prosperity and sustainable trade since 1919.  CN is committed to programs supporting social responsibility and environmental stewardship.
 

CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is one of the nation's leading transportation companies, providing rail-based freight transportation services including traditional rail service, the transport of intermodal containers and trailers, as well as other transportation services such as rail-to-truck transfers and bulk commodity operations. CSX provides an important link to the transportation supply chain through its approximately 19,500 route-mile rail network, which serves major population centers in 23 states east of the Mississippi River, the District of Columbia and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. CSX has access to over 70 ocean, river and lake port terminals along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, the Mississippi River, the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway. This access allows CSX to meet the dynamic transportation needs of manufacturers, industrial producers, the automotive industry, construction companies, farmers and feed mills, wholesalers and retailers, and energy producers. CSX also serves thousands of production and distribution facilities through track connections with other Class I railroads and more than 230 short-line and regional railroads. In addition, CSX’s intermodal business links customers to railroads via trucks and terminals. CSX is also is active in buying, selling, leasing, managing, and developing property, focused on supporting railroad operations.

 


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 

 

 
Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies, moving the goods and materials that drive the U.S. economy. Norfolk Southern connects customers to markets and communities to economic opportunity, with safe, reliable, and cost-effective shipping solutions. The company’s service area includes 22 states and the District of Columbia, every major container port in the eastern United States, and a majority of the U.S. population and manufacturing base.
 

Gold Level



 

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

As the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, we’re committed to managing our business with the utmost responsibility and to always strive for better reducing emissions, creating social value or diversifying our senior leadership and workforce.

We understand both the urgency of the challenges facing our society and our responsibility to respond in an impactful and enduring way. Armed with this consciousness, we’re leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future, partnering with those who want to make a positive difference in the world.

We’re listening to clients and the communities we serve to improve lives and livelihoods, and to create sustainable legacies for generations to come. Thinking without limits is what keeps us at the vanguard. Ideas have no borders, and this ethos is embedded in our culture. The full scope of our global expertise is available to anyone who needs it, wherever they are based.

We’re trusted advisors — planners, designers, engineers, consultants and program and construction managers — delivering professional services spanning transportation, cities, buildings, water, new energy, and the environment. Working throughout the project lifecycle, we’re one team driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

 


 

Arcadis is the world's leading company delivering sustainable design, engineering, and consultancy solutions for natural and built assets. We are more than 28,000 people, in over 70 countries, dedicated to improving quality of life.  Arcadis has been serving the North American railroad industry since 1994.  The Arcadis railroad team is your trusted partner, delivering solutions that meet all of your needs.

 

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. 


GHD is a leading professional services company operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. Committed to a vision to make water, energy, and urbanization sustainable for generations to come, GHD delivers engineering, architecture, environmental and construction solutions to public and private sector clients. Established in 1928 and privately owned by its people, GHD’s network of 10,000+ specialists are connected across 200 offices located in five continents and the Pacific region.


At Jacobs, we make the world smarter, more connected and more sustainable. We focus on tools, infrastructure and processes to facilitate innovation across Railway Development projects. Challenging today is our response to the increasing complexity our world is experiencing. It calls on us to join forces, putting our knowledge and imagination together to reinvent the way we solve problems and shape the next generation of innovative solutions. Reinventing tomorrow is our promise and an invitation to raise the bar in everything we do. From the brilliant solutions we create with our clients, to the open and inclusive culture we create for our people. From the positive difference we make in our communities, to the added value we deliver to our shareholders.


 


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.

 

 



RailPros is a comprehensive provider of outsource services to the rail industry. RailPros provides turnkey engineering, real estate, project/program, construction management, and flagging safety services to both public and private customers. RailPros also has training and media production capabilities. Over the years, RailPros has continuously introduced new services to its customer base, furthering its position as a trusted and industry-dedicated technical services partner. Recognized as an industry leader, RailPros has rapidly expanded throughout the country, now servicing customers in all 50 states with an employee base of more than 800. RailPros has 14 offices nationwide with headquarters in Irving, Texas.

 

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. 


Silver Level



Clear Channel Outdoor
 is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, with more than 450,000 displays in 31 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America, including 44 of the 50 largest markets in the United States. This includes a growing digital platform that now offers over 1,200 digital billboards across the 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 the 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

 


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.


Golder is a leading, specialized, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. Golder’s 7,500 professionals offer unique skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients and their projects across the world’s major industries.


 


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 

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. 

 







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.

 

Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Company (WLE) is a Class II regional freight railroad based in Brewster, Ohio. The company is privately held, is the largest Ohio-based regional railroad and one of the largest regional railroads in the country handling nearly 150,000 carloads annually for over 110 customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. WLE offers customers competitive routing options to North America through multiple connections with Class I carriers Canadian National Railway, CSX Transportation, and Norfolk Southern Corporation as well as fourteen other regional and shortline railroads. The company owns and operates over 800 miles of track and has a strategic presence in the Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale plays in eastern Ohio and southwestern Pennsylvania. WLE employs over 400, has 98 locomotives, and major yards are located at Akron, Ohio; Brewster, Ohio; Canton, Ohio; Mingo Junction, Ohio; Norwalk, Ohio, and Green Tree (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania.  

 

Bronze Level


At Antea Group, we provide environment, health, safety and sustainability consulting that combines innovation with integrity, local support with global perspective and technical expertise with superior project management.

 


Bergmann started in Rochester in 1980 with seven employees. Since then, Bergmann architects, engineers and planners have been delivering results to clients across the United States and Canada. Bergmann develops relationships with partners and communities to create dynamic, creative solutions that will stand the test of time while promoting environmental and functional sustainability. 
 
Projects in the Bergmann portfolio range from major buildings and commercial developments to critical transportation infrastructure and community planning. Bergmann also connects with local communities through numerous civic activities and mentorship programs.  

Bergmann is now a part of Colliers Engineering and Design.



 

DALEY MOHAN GROBLE 
a professional corporation of attorneys





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.


KELLY 
HART


Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP (Kelly Hart) is a full-service business-to-business law firm with over 150 attorneys practicing in more than 20 substantive areas of the law. Our attorneys provide innovative and strategic legal solutions to our clients’ most complex business challenges. Kelly Hart lists among its clients Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, individuals, foundations, investor groups, and governmental entities. Areas of practice include administrative, appellate, aviation, banking and finance, business reorganization and bankruptcy, corporate and securities, energy, environmental, estate planning and probate, government enforcement and investigation, health care, intellectual property and technology, labor and employment, litigation, nonprofit organizations, oil & gas/energy, public finance, real estate, tax, transportation law, and water law. www.kellyhart.com


Founded in 1922, Mississippi Export Railroad Company is a provider of freight transportation services to rail shippers in southeast Mississippi and southwest Alabama. Mississippi Export interchanges with class 1 railroads Canadian National, CSX, Kansas City Southern, and Norfolk Southern in addition to short lines Alabama Gulf Coast Railway, CG Railway, and the Alabama State Port Authority’s Terminal Railway. MSE offers freight transportation, transloading, car repair and storage, warehousing, and certified industrial sites. The Mississippi Export team focuses intently on anticipating its customers needs and partnering to provide solutions.