Message from the Executive Director
Introducing the Georgia Railroad Association
Our Members are the freight railroads operating in Georgia, and include both our Class 1 railroads such as CSX and Norfolk Southern and the many Short Line railroads operating in the state. Our Associate Members are the dozens of vendors that serve the rail industry in our state.
Internally, GRA strives to create environments and programing that support the business objectives of our Members and Associate Members. In particular, GRA holds an Annual meeting in the spring/summer of each year that provides networking, educational, and development opportunities. GRA provides our members with information about legislative, legal, regulatory, tax, and other matters that may impact their businesses.
Externally, our mission is simple: Educate, Advocate, Activate
☛ Educate: GRA educates government and other public policy leaders about the benefits of freight rail as a mode to safely and efficiently transport the goods this nation produces and consumes every day.
☛ Advocate: GRA lobbies the General Assembly and the state’s executive branch to promote policies, programs, and legislation that enhance the ability of our members to do business in Georgia, and oppose efforts that would negatively alter or impact our industry. GRA and its members also advocate to protect Georgia’s generally pro-business climate. GRA and its members support transportation policies that are safe, sustainable, efficient and equitable.
☛ Activate: GRA provides opportunities for our members, associate members, employees and allied organizations to act on behalf of the public policy positions established by the GRA Board of Directors.
Thank you for your interest in GRA. I look forward to working with you.