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Platinum Level

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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.

 

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 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 is the world’s premier infrastructure firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design, and engineering to consulting and construction management. We partner with our clients in the public and private sectors to solve their most complex challenges and build legacies for generations to come. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm with revenue of approximately $20.2 billion during the fiscal year 2019. 
 
We plan, design and engineer rail operations, and provide a full range of consulting services for the long haul, freight rail lines, and port cargo intermodal facilities. Our teams help navigate smooth and seamless connections between freight rail, ports, and intermodal terminal projects. Whether it’s for commodities or containerized freight, we deliver projects that help our clients convey goods around the globe.




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.

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. 
 

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.


 

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


JLL

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 CompaniesA 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. 


 

 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

 

  
 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.  



Capitol Environmental Services, Inc., is a full service waste management company with offices throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. We provide remediation, materials management, facilities management, and beneficial re-use/recovery services to government agencies, municipalities, and public and private companies.

 



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 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.  







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.