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The Railway Tie Association is the forum for the interests and needs of all groups that depend on the wood crosstie for their business success.

Our mission since 1919: To ensure that the engineered wood crosstie system continues to evolve and improve in order to remain cost-effective and to meet the ever-changing requirements of track systems around the world.

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Short Line Survey

The 2014 Short Line Survey was mailed out in April 2014 

  • ASLRRA members: please fill out the copy of the survey you received in the mail and mail or fax it back to our office at 770.460.5573. 
  • You can also submit your information electronically.  
  • Your feedback is critical to the success of this yearly survey.
  • Your completed survey will earn you a $10 gift card as our way of saying thanks! 
  • Many thanks to all those who participate. Look for the results in the September/October issue of Crossties Magazine!



Visit our Publications page which contains various Crossties magazine articles, research papers, environmental literature and specifications for crossties.

Check out the new digital version of Crossties magazine!

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New Video Training Seminar Business Networking With a Purpose. Click here to watch on RTA's Vimeo channel

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RTA's 95th Annual Symposium and Technical Conference Click here to watch on RTA's Vimeo channel

Video Message from RTA about wood crossties' history of service. Click here for the full-length version.

Stay tuned for more infomation about the 2014 RTA Tie Grading Seminar July 29-31, 2014 in Sutton, WV