Current Sponsors 2022-23

Platinum Level

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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 Transportation encompasses approximately 20,000 route miles of track in 26 states, the District of Columbia and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. The CSX network serves some of the largest population centers in the nation as nearly two-thirds of Americans live within CSX’s service territory. In addition, 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. The company also has access to Pacific ports through alliances with western railroads. Together with its affiliate companies, CSX is one of the nation's leading transportation suppliers. The company’s rail and intermodal businesses provide rail-based transportation services including traditional rail service and the transport of intermodal containers and trailers. CSX moves a broad portfolio of products across the country in a way that minimizes the effect on the environment, takes traffic off an already congested highway system, and minimizes fuel consumption and transportation costs. With a focus on supporting railroad operations, CSX also manages a vast real estate portfolio which encompasses sales, leasing, acquisition, permitting, environmental, property management, and development activities.


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: Since 1827, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) and its predecessor companies have safely moved the goods and materials that drive the U.S. economy. Today, it operates a customer-centric and operations-driven freight transportation network. Committed to furthering sustainability, Norfolk Southern helps its customers avoid 15 million tons of yearly carbon emissions by shipping via rail. Its dedicated team members deliver more than 7 million carloads annually, from agriculture to consumer goods, and is the largest rail shipper of auto products and metals in North America. Norfolk Southern also has the most extensive intermodal network in the eastern U.S., serving a majority of the country's population and manufacturing base, with connections to every major container port on the Atlantic coast as well as the Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes. Learn more by visiting

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.


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. 


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 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

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.


Working with vendors, owners, and contractors on commodity-handling facilities throughout North America has developed VAA’s ( 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.


Woodard & Curran is an integrated science, engineering, design-build, and operations company specializing in water and environmental projects. By partnering with you and adopting your priorities, we deliver one-of-a-kind answers to unique problems. We believe that doing good work for our clients goes hand in hand with doing good for the planet. These commitments — to each other, to our clients, and to the world around us — define Woodard & Curran.


Bronze Level


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.

National Salvage is a contract services company that specializes in the railroad industry. Our services include, but are not limited to, on-track rail and tie removal, turnkey track removal, and material recycling. We take pride in distinguishing ourselves by the environmentally responsible way we safely  remove, recover, and restore railroad material.

WGI, Inc. is an award-winning national engineering, geospatial, and professional services firm with a priority focus on safe and efficient work in the railroad industry. Our engineering civil and environmental design and geospatial capabilities include in-house aerial and ground LiDAR, Subsurface Utility Engineering, and land surveying capabilities for the railroad industry’s design, construction, maintenance, crossings, and traffic signals. Our firm is experienced in design and oversight of railroad grade separation projects, including the agreements required between railroad companies, FHWA, FRA, and state DOTs. WGI serves Class 1 railroad companies, high-speed transit projects, and railroad contractors.

Founded in South Florida in 1972, WGI grew from a private client base and diversified into the public sector by increasing our expertise to include various disciplinary services. With nearly 700 professionals in 23 offices nationwide, WGI is providing cutting-edge efficiencies and solutions to solve complicated transportation scenarios in difficult environments, affirming our national trademark: Tomorrow’s Infrastructure Solutions, Today.

An award-winning civil engineering firm, we are recognized for exceptional service, commitment to providing a superb work product, and continuing a four-decade tradition of being engaged, passionate, responsive, accountable, creative, and inspired. WGI is committed to remaining at the forefront of innovation, investing in the technologies, efficiencies, software solutions, and people necessary to remain constantly agile and able to deliver projects for the railroad industry.