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.

COVID-19 Resources

Members Only
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
Short Line Survey


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

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

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

Check out the newest digital version of Crossties magazine!

My Community

See the Business Networking with a Purpose Webinar Here

See what our Business Enhancing Discussion Forums have to offer!

RTA now offers online advertising
Click here for more information

Read About Global Climate Change


EHS Support and RTA partnered to create the Infectious Disease Preparedness & Response Planning Webinar.

For those unable to attend, you can access the full webinar below or through Vimeo

For more resources including the presentation slide deck, cleaning and disinfecting protocols, and planning as well as workplace posters and fact sheets see our new 
Infectious Disease Preparedness & Response Planning resource page.