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Benefits of AARS Membership

AARS members enjoy significant educational and networking benefits.
 

Education

Our members gain valuable insight into today's issues and new developments through educational opportunities provided via our Annual meetings and seminars.  With industry leaders like Keith Creel, Ed Harris, Rick Webb and many others featured at our meetings, as well as our hosting the Progressive Railroading Rising Stars Award, our members are able to get the inside track on the latest in the railroad industry.
 
To further our education initiatives, the AARS also offers seminars about Derailment Prevention & Investigation as well as Human Factor featuring Gary Wolf of Wolf Railway Consulting at various locations throughout the country.  At these seminars, railroad managers, superintendents, engineers, trainmasters and others gain a working knowledge of basic track structure, performance, causes of common problems;  examination of detail on axle loads, traffic density, operating speeds; optimal learning potential with presentations on railroad turnouts, crossings with details handling spots and learn about human factor issues plus much more.
 

Networking

Being a member of the AARS enables you to connect with your peers in railroad operations management as well as industry leaders in this field.  Representatives from companies including Union Pacific, BNSF, Norfolk Southern, CSXT, Canadian Pacific Railway, Conrail, Amtrak, and a multitude of short lines, regional and passenger railroads are among our more than 500 members.  The breadth of companies that are members in our organization facilitates tremendous networking potential to allow you to partner with these companies more effectively,to learn best practices from your peers, and identify opportunities for your future.  
 
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