GoRail works with thousands of community leaders across the country to tell the local story of freight rail — stronger economies, more jobs and cleaner skies.
Working with the support of U.S. freight railroads and rail supply companies, this coalition of community leaders reminds Congress how freight rail investments and rail policy decisions have real impacts back home, from local jobs and economic development to air quality and road congestion.
Operation Lifesaver, Inc.
Operation Lifesaver is a nonprofit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail crossings and trespassing on or near railroad tracks.
Today, Operation Lifesaver’s network of authorized volunteer speakers and trained instructors offer free rail safety education programs across the U.S. Organization representatives speak to school groups, driver education classes, community audiences, professional drivers, law enforcement officers, and emergency responders. Operation Lifesaver programs are co-sponsored by federal, state and local government agencies, highway safety organizations and America’s railroads. Together, these groups promote the three E’s – education, enforcement and engineering – to keep people safe around the tracks and railway crossings within our communities.
Railinc is the leading provider of information technology, related network operations and financial services, and near rail-time network data to North America’s railroads. Beginning as an information technology department within the Association of American Railroads (AAR), Railinc has evolved to meet the dynamic information needs of the railroad industry. Today, Railinc’s product lines help railroads, rail equipment owners, third party logistic providers, and others increase productivity, achieve operational efficiencies, and keep their assets moving safely.
The company was established as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the AAR in 1999. Railinc’s headquarters is located in Cary, N.C., between Raleigh and the internationally renowned Research Triangle Park. Allen West serves as president of Railinc.
The Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI)
The Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI)is the railroad industry’s world-class rail research and testing facility that works to improve the safety and efficiency of freight railroads throughout North America and the world. In state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and on 48 miles of test tracks, TTCI’s team of researchers, engineers, and other experts develop and test the emerging technologies that keep railroads on the cutting edge.TTCI is also home to the most in-depth training program in the country for hazardous material (hazmat) scenarios. Founded in 1985, the Security and Emergency Response Training Center (SERTC) is a program that has trained more than 50,000 railroad employees, community first responders, chemical industry representatives, and other government and community officials in hazmat emergency response procedures.Located in Pueblo, Colo., TTCI is a wholly owned subsidiary of the AAR. Lisa Stabler serves as president of TTCI.