Information, Education, Research & Development, Stewardship 

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 meet the ever-changing requirements of track systems around the world.

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Procurement Trends Reports
Tie Purchases/Production Planner
Purchases, Inventory & ISR Report
Tie Grading App
SelecTie Modeling Tool
Tie Guide English/Spanish
Crossties Magazine
Upcoming Events
Economic Impact Studies
Sustainability Verification Certificate
Operation Lifesaver


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

The Wood Crosstie A 150 Year Success Story is now in digital format

Check out the newest digital version of Crossties magazine!


Slideshow of photos from RTAs 100th Conference
Click here to watch in fullscreen on RTA's Vimeo channel 

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See the Business Networking with a Purpose Screencast Here

See what our Business Enhancing Discussion Forums have to offer!

RTA now offers online advertising
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Read About Global Climate Change


University of Delaware and RTA partnering to offer PDH courses online! Special pricing for RTA members.
Get started today by clicking here.

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