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RailUSA is an independent freight railroad and rail services management company headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida

The management team of RailUSA is led by railroad industry executives with extensive track records and over 200 years of collective experience in the rail industry; some of their accomplishments at predecessor companies include:

  • Founded RailAmerica, Inc. (NYSE:RRA) in 1985, and Patriot Rail Corp. in 2005
  • Through its acquisitions of over 90 Short Line and Regional freight railroads over the past 35 years, the RailUSA team has an established reputation for profitably acquiring and operating over 16,000 miles of rail lines, generating approximately $600 million of revenue and more than $170 million of EBITDA
  • The acquired railroads operated in six countries, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and Australia

Operating Strategy

RailUSA  operates with a decentralized management structure that allows general managers to make local, timely decisions in order to grow operations, while centralized administrative, commercial, and operational oversight teams offer support and guidance RailUSA’s operating principles include:

  • Continuous rail industry training and education;
  • Continuous safety improvements to provide a best in class environment for the safety of their employees, customers, and communities;
  • Providing outstanding customer service that exceeds expectations, promoting customer loyalty, and prompting new growth opportunities;
  • Focused regional marketing to expand rail services for their shippers and increase the industrial growth for the communities that they serve; and
  • Aligning employee interests with that of management through an incentive based system that utilized financial performance targets

Acquisition Objectives

  • Identify railroads with management and / or operational shortfalls
  • Asset rationalization opportunities
  • Geographic and commodity / customer diversification
  • North American Short Line and Regional freight railroads

Competitive Advantages

  • RailUSA has extensive financial and industry experience, enabling them to identify and finance operational, marketing light density lines, and rationalization opportunities
  • Implementing best in class safety programs for their employees, customers, and communities
  • Obtaining state, provincial, and federal grants for capital investments
  • Developing focused regional, value added marketing programs targeting new and existing customers
  • Centralized services and expertise from its corporate office to grow its business and reduce common costs (legal, insurance, financing, information technology, human resources, purchasing, marketing, safety, engineering, equipment, etc.)

Boca Center, Tower 1 - 5200 Town Center Circle – Suite 550 - Boca Raton, FL 33486
PHONE: 561-617-8050 - FAX: 561-314-6834 - EMAIL US