Membership Categories & Dues

RTA offers 10 different membership categories.  Please review the categories below and sign up for the category that best suits you.

Membership categories include:

Sign Up as a Producer Member

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Definition:  Any individual, partnership or corporation engaged in the production and/or sale of wood crossties.Dues Structure:(U.S. or Global)

Producing Sawmill: $.010 per tie*
Purchaser of White Tie: $.005 per tie
Treater (after Treatment): $.005 per tie
TOTAL: $.020 per tie
 

Minimum Annual Dues for Any Producer Member: $425.00

Notes:* If a Tie-Producing Sawmill does not participate, then it shall be the responsibility of the Purchaser of the white tie to contribute for that sawmill's production.  In such case the Producing Sawmill is not entitled to the benefits of membership in the Association.This dues schedule became effective January 1, 1991, and dues are payable monthly based on the previous month's activity.  Producer members are the only members with voting privileges.VOTES: Each dues paying producer member shall have one vote. In addition, each producer member shall have one additional vote for every $100 in dues paid above the first $100 during the current calendar year.The Association shall take all reasonable steps to ensure the confidentiality of each member's production.The Executive Director shall be responsible for determining the accurate number of votes for each producer member.

Sign Up as a Preservative Supplier Member

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Definition:  Any individual or organization engaged in the manufacture or sale of preservatives used in the treatment of wood crossties.

Dues Structure:  Dues are dependent on volume of preservative supplied.

Notes:  Preservative Suppliers participate in a production-based tiered dues structure. Contact RTA offices for additional information: 770.460.5553

Sign Up as a Non-Preservative Supplier Member

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Definition:Any individual or organization engaged in the manufacture or sale of material, equipment, or supplies required in handling, processing, or use of wood crossties.Dues Structure:Annual Dues: $595, with application.

Sign Up as a Contractor Member

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Definition:  Any individual, partnership, or corporation engaged in the building and/or maintenance of railroad tracks, or in providing engineering and/or consulting services related to railroad trackage or such services to companies engaged in production, treatment, processing, or usage of wood crossties.

Dues Structure:  Annual Dues: $195, with application.

Sign Up as a Recycling Management Member

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Definition:  Any individual or organization engaged in rehabilitation, recycling, or other activities related to the reuse or disposal of treated wood crossties.

Dues Structure:  Annual Dues: $195, with application.

Sign Up as a Railroad Corporate Member

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Definition:  Any Class I, Regional or Short Line Railroad, or Regional/Municipal Transit Authority. This category is intended to allow greater corporate participation by railroads in the activities, committees, programs, and services of RTA.

Class I: Annual Dues: $525 minimum, with application.
Regional/Short Line: Annual Dues: $195 minimum, with application.
Transits: Annual Dues: $195 minimum, with application.

Notes:  Corporate Railroad Membership entitles the railroad to identify 1 staff person per $75 in annual dues to receive Crossties magazine at no charge.  Membership in this category does not prevent railroad staff from participating individually as Associate Members as well.  Railroads contributing more than minimum dues for special RTA projects are not limited to the number of magazine subscriptions based upon 1 for $75 in annual dues.

Sign Up as a Timberland Owner Member

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Definition:  Any individual or organization owning timberland who may or may not sell stumpage or logs for the manufacture of crossties, but who is not otherwise engaged in the crosstie business.

Dues Structure:  Annual Dues: $195, with application.

Sign Up as an Associate Member

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Definition:  Any person directly or indirectly interested in the purchase, manufacture, or use of wood crossties, who does not qualify under any other membership category.  This category is specifically intended to include members of railroad companies, staff and faculty of educational institutions, researchers, and members of related trade associations within the United States and Canada.

Dues Structure:  Annual Dues: $75, with application.

Sign Up as a Global Associate Member

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Definition:  Any person directly or indirectly interested in the purchase, manufacture, or use of wood crossties, who does not qualify under any other membership category.  This category is specifically intended to include members of railroad companies, staff and faculty of educational institutions, researchers, and members of related trade associations outside of the United States or Canada.

Dues Structure:  Annual Dues: $195, with application (includes $100 mailing fee).

Honorary Member

Definition:
Any person nominated and approved by the RTA Executive Committee.

Dues Structure:  No Dues.