The American Association of Private Railroad Car Owners (AAPRCO) is a professional trade association of private railroad car owners, founded in 1977, as a not for profit corporation.AAPRCO promotes the ownership, safe operation and enjoyment of the private passenger railcar.
Amtrak has posted six consecutive years of growth in ridership and revenue, carrying more than 28.7 million passengers in the last fiscal year. Amtrak provides intercity passenger rail service to more than 500 destinations in 46 states on a 21,000-mile route system. For schedules, fares and information, passengers may call 800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak.com.
Association of American Railroads (AAR)
AAR is the world's leading railroad policy, research and technology organization focusing on the safety and productivity of rail carriers. Its members include the leading freight railroads in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as Amtrak and other passenger lines.
Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS)
(BRS) was founded in 1901 as a trade union representing railroad employees working in what was then the new craft of signaling. As railroads increasingly turned to the new technology of signal systems to improve the safety and efficiency of their operations, the BRS expanded and eventually grew into a national organization representing the men and women who install and maintain signal systems for most of the nation's railroads. The BRS represents nearly 9,500 members working for railroads across the United States and into Canada.
Rail Passengers Association (Formerly NARP)
The Rail Passengers Association, previously known as the National Association of Railroad Passengers, is the oldest and largest national organization speaking for the nearly 40 million users of passenger trains and rail transit. They have worked since 1967 to expand the quality and quantity of passenger rail in the U.S. The organization's mission is to work towards a modern, customer-focused national passenger train network that provides a travel choice Americans want. The Rail Passenger Association is supported by more than 28,000 individual members nationwide.
Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association
REMSA is a non-profit membership-based organization located in Washington, D.C. that represents and promotes companies and individuals who manufacture or sell products and/or services in the railroad maintenance-of-way industry. REMSA represents more than 300 rail suppliers, engineers, contractors, and consultants. REMSA’s Mission is to facilitate global business development opportunities to its members and advance initiatives in support of the rail industry.
SMART Transportation Division
The SMART Transportation Division (SMART TD) is comprised of approximately 125,000 active and retired members of the former United Transportation Union, who work in a variety of different crafts in the transportation industry. With offices in North Olmsted, Ohio, and Washington, D.C., SMART TD is the largest railroad operating union in North America, with more than 500 locals.
Teamsters Rail Conference (BLET and BMWE)
The Teamsters Rail Conference represents more than 70,000 rail employees in the United States who work as locomotive engineers, trainmen and maintenance of way workers on the five major freight railroads, Amtrak and numerous commuter rail systems and short lines. The Conference was formed in early 2004 after the merger of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and added to in late 2004 when the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees also merged with the Teamsters.
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
APTA is a nonprofit international association of more than 1,500 member organizations including public transportation systems; commuter and passenger railroads; planning, design, construction and finance firms; product and service providers; academic institutions; and state associations and departments of transportation
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA)
ASLRRA is a non-profit trade association that represents the interests of its more than 400 short line and regional railroad members in legislative and regulatory matters. Short line and regional railroads are an important and growing component of the railroad industry. Today, they operate and maintain 29 percent of the American railroad industry's route mileage, and account for 9 percent of the rail industry's freight revenue and 11 percent of railroad employment.
The Railway Supply Institute, Inc.
The Railway Supply Institute, Inc. (RSI) is an international association of the railway and rail rapid transit supply industry that represents over 250 rail suppliers. RSI works to promote the needs of the railway supply industry and its customers through working with Congress, regulatory agencies, state governments, and other rail transportation related organizations.
The Transportation Communications International Union/International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (TCU)
The Transportation Communications International Union/International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (TCU) represents approximately 46,000 members in the U.S., most employed in the railroad industry. In July 2005, TCU affiliated with the IAM, with full merger to occur no later than January 2012.
AECOM is a global leader in providing fully integrated professional technical and management support services for a broad range of markets including transportation, facilities environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural and social environments.
Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Alstom’s products portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, trams and e-buses to integrated systems, customized services, infrastructure, signaling and digital mobility solutions. With Bombardier Transportation joining Alstom on January 29, 2021, the new Group is now present in 70 countries and employs 75,000 people.
Caterpillar Inc. develops infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. They are a leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Resource Industries, Construction Industries and Power Systems - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.
Fluor Corporation is a global engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction and maintenance company with projects and offices on six continents. Fluor’s 45,000 employees build a better world and provide sustainable solutions by designing, building and maintaining safe, well executed projects. Fluor had revenue of $14.3 billion in 2019 and is ranked 181 among the Fortune 500 companies. With headquarters in Irving, Texas, Fluor has served its clients for more than 100 years.
For nearly a century, HNTB Corporation has helped create infrastructure that best meets the unique demands of its environment. With client relationships spanning decades, they understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. HNTB sees and helps address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee owners committed to the highest levels of performance, they enable clients to achieve their goals and visions.
Patriot Rail Company LLC
Patriot Rail Company LLC is a leading operator of short line and regional freight railroads, rail services, and integrated port logistics companies throughout the United States. Patriot Rail operates 13 regional and freight short line railroads, a scenic rail excursion train, and three rail-related services companies with over 600 total rail miles across the United States. Patriot Port Holdings LLC, a sister company to Patriot Rail, operates six breakbulk and container terminals and an off-port cold storage facility, all located in the Southeastern region of the United States. Patriot Rail Company LLC is owned by Sydney, Australia-based global asset manager First Sentier Investors.
Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. The freight portfolio features a comprehensive line of locomotives, software applications and a broad selection of mission-critical controls systems, including Positive Train Control (PTC). The transit portfolio provides highly-engineered systems and services to virtually every major rail transit system around the world, supplying an integrated series of components for buses and all train-related market segments that deliver safety, efficiency and passenger comfort.
WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
WSP USA is a global consulting firm assisting public and private clients to plan, develop, design, construct, operate and maintain thousands of critical infrastructure projects around the world. Founded in New York City in 1885, WAP USA is a diverse company of 14,000 people in more than 150 offices on five continents. With a strong commitment to technical excellence, a diverse workforce, and service to our clients, WSP USA is currently at work on thousands of infrastructure projects throughout the world. These range from the mega-projects that define an entire region to smaller, more local projects that keep a community humming.