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One of America's most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad connects 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. The railroad's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner.
BNSF Railway operates one of the largest railroad networks in North America. The company provides freight transportation over a network of about 32,000 route miles of track across two-thirds of the western US and two provinces in Canada. BNSF operates a fleet of about 6,700 locomotives. It also has some 30 intermodal facilities that help to transport agricultural, consumer, and industrial products, as well as coal. In addition to major cities and ports, BNSF Railway serves smaller markets in alliance with short-line partners. The company is owned by Berkshire Hathaway.
Norfolk Southern is a Fortune 300 and a 2018 Forbes America's Best Employers Company. Its main subsidiary, Norfolk Southern Railway, transports freight over an asset network consisting 4,000 locomotives, 69,000 rail cars, and 19,500 track miles in 22 states in the Eastern, Southeastern, and Midwestern US and in Canada (Ontario and Quebec). The rail system is made up of more than 14,700 route miles owned by Norfolk Southern and nearly 4,700 route miles of trackage rights, which allows NS to use tracks owned by other railroads. Norfolk Southern transports coal and general merchandise, including; automotive products, chemicals, metals, agriculture and forest products. NS offers an extensive intermodal (freight transportation by a combination of train and truck) network and is strategically located at all major eastern US river, Atlantic, and Gulf ports.
CSX is a company on the move. As the nation’s best run railroad, we’re redefining freight rail with a progressive vision and real results – setting new industry performance standards and building a force of highly skilled professionals who are energized to help us move the economy safely, efficiently and reliably. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., the CSX transportation network extends about 21,000 route miles, connecting customers to major ports, distribution centers, and every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States. When customers need comprehensive rail solutions, CSX is powered to perform.
Moving America where it wants to go. Amtrak is a unique American success story because of our more than 20,000 diverse employees who drive the performance needed to make us America’s Railroad. For more than 42 years, Amtrak has launched careers, connected communities, accelerated commerce and created opportunities for our Nation. Our employees serve more than 31 million passengers every year. For us, that means more than 31 million chances to make a difference for everyone of our customers every year. Our goal is to connect talented people to the Amtrak career opportunities that match them the best – whether you are just starting your career, looking for a new opportunity or an experienced career professional. With your participation, we will provide you with career growth and satisfaction through a wide range of professional and personal opportunities that will help you balance work and life. It’s not just a job. It’s your career.
The US Department of the Army has its marching orders. One of the three military departments (along with the Air Force and Navy) of the US Department of Defense, the Army provides ground-based military forces to deter and fight wars and protect the security of the US. The army has more than 675,000 soldiers, including active duty soldiers (nearly 75%) and reservists (Army National Guard and Army Reserves). Army personnel are deployed in about 80 countries. The Army operates about 40 forts throughout the US and has bases in Africa, Europe, Japan, the Middle East, and South Korea.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, known as SEPTA, provides passenger transportation services in the Philadelphia area. The agency's operations include buses, subways and elevated trains, trolleys, and light rail and commuter rail lines. All together, SEPTA maintains more than 300 stations and bus terminals, chiefly in five Pennsylvania counties (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia) and in the neighboring states of Delaware and New Jersey. Its territory spans some 2,200 sq. mi. The Pennsylvania legislature established SEPTA in 1964, and over the years the agency has acquired the assets of several for-profit transportation companies that operated in the region.
CN is a world-class transportation leader and trade-enabler. Essential to the economy, the customers, and the communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year. CN is the only railroad connecting Canada’s Eastern and Western coasts with the Southern tip of the U.S. through a 19,500-mile rail network. CN and its affiliates have contributed to community prosperity and sustainable trade since 1919. CN is committed to programs supporting social responsibility and environmental stewardship. At CN, we work as ONE TEAM, focused on safety, sustainability, and our customers, providing operational and supply chain excellence to deliver results.
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) owns short line and regional freight railroads in the United States, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands and Belgium. Our subsidiaries provide rail service at 37 ports in North America, Australia and Europe and perform contract coal loading and railcar switching for industrial customers. In addition, G&W Australia operates the Tarcoola to Darwin rail line which links the Port of Darwin with the interstate rail network in South Australia. Operations currently include 112 railroads organized in 11 regions, with more than 15,000 miles of owned and leased track.