Midwest Association of Rail Shippers
The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers is headquartered in the Chicago area. General membership comes from the provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan and the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Its objective is to provide an open forum for resolving transportation and car supply issues, coupled with programs designed to educate and inform the membership in areas of railroad operating practices, freight car supply, new innovations in transportation and legislative matters. Meetings are held twice a year, in January and July. Dues are $25 per year.
NEW MARS Advisory Group
MARS Young Professionals Committee provides Transportation & Rail Professionals as an opportunity to increase engagement and career development for those moving up through the ranks in the rail shipping community through social networking and volunteer opportunities. Professionals who are under 40 and looking to be more involved with the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers can learn more and join at this link.