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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 Employes also merged with the Teamsters. 

SMART Transportation Division

The United Transportation Union (UTU) is an AFL-CIO affiliate headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. UTU is a broad-based, transportation labor union representing about 125,000 active and retired railroad, bus and mass transit workers in the United States. With offices in Cleveland and Washington, D.C., the UTU is the largest railroad operating union in North America, with more than 500 locals.

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.

The Surface Transportation Policy Project

The Surface Transportation Policy Partnership is a diverse, nationwide coalition working to ensure safer communities and smarter transportation choices that enhance the economy, improve public health, promote social equity, and protect the environment.

States for Passenger Rail Coalition

States for Passenger Rail Coalition, Established in early 2000, the is an alliance of state departments of transportation that supports intercity passenger rail initiatives and advocates for federal funding.

The Railway Supply Institute, Inc

The Railway Supply Institute, Inc 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 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.

The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC)

NRC is an industry trade group representing railroad contractors, suppliers, and the entire railroad and rail transit construction industry.

National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP)

NARP is the largest, citizen-based advocacy organization for train and rail transit passengers.  Founded in 1967, the Association-with about 24,000 individual members-works to expand the quality and quantity of U.S. passenger train service.  The organization's mission "is to work towards a modern, customer-focused national passenger train network that provides a travel choice Americans want."

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.

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