American Railway Development Association

THE ARDA NEWSLETTER                                                          March 2019

Environmental Section Feature
Stormwater, Compliance and Fees, Oh My!
Peter Masson
Office Leader
Antea Group

Stormwater, Compliance and Fees, Oh My!

How Local Municipalities May Be Passing Ordinances that Could Cost Your Railroad Money

When most of us think of stormwater and fees, we immediately think of permit fees under Section 402 of the Clean Water Act (the Act). In a worst-case scenario, we may even think about penalties under the Act. But more ominous and less-well known are the developing municipal stormwater fees becoming more and more prevalent across the county.

Register for the 2018 Annual Meeting

The 2019 ARDA Annual Meeting, the 113th in our history, will continue our theme of "Let's Grow Together," which focuses on highlighting the similarities across ARDA's topic sections and the value of taking a multidisciplinary approach to today's rail industry challenges. The meeting will begin in the evening on Sunday, June 2 with a welcome reception at the Renaissance Nashville. Our program will continue through Tuesday, June 4, conculding in the annual President's Reception and Dinner. Please plan to stay through Tuesday evening (Check out Wednesday, June 5th). 


Discounts Available

The hotel may be able to offer a discounted rate outside of our room block. To take advantage of this discount, please book your room and then email our hotel contact Cassidy Denton. Let Cassidy know what dates you would like and she will do her best to get you a discount. 


If you have any questions regarding the 2019 Annual Meeting please contact Will Resch at


Early Bird Pricing: We are happy to announce that we have instituted early bird pricing for the 2019 Annual Meeting. Register before May 1st to receive a discounted registration price of $600 ($800 for Non-members). After May 1st, pricing will increase to $640. Register now to take advantage of this great deal!

Time to Renew Your ARDA Membership for 2019! 

If you have not yet renewed your ARDA membership for 2019, please visit our website at and log-in at the top right corner of the page. 

Your renewed membership allows ARDA to continue fostering the industrial, real estate, natural resources, market development activities and environmental concerns of the North American railroads through the advancement of ideas and education of its members. Members also discounted registration rates at ARDA events, including a $200 discount on the Annual Meeting!

2019 ARDA Board of Directors

President: Mark Holder, HDR, INC.
First Vice President: Doug Morrison, Bartlett & West, Inc.
Second Vice President: Mike Ray, BNSF Railway Company
Treasurer: Devin Sprinkle, CN
Secretary: Matt Cangiolosi, CSX Transportation, Inc.
Past President: Gary Rozmus, GEI Consultants, Inc.

For more information, visit the ARDA website  or contact: 
Will Resch at

Environmental Feature
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Membership Renewal
New Members since February

Ryan Cole
Director of Property Tax
CSX Transportation

Anna Lea Moore
VP, Economic Development
The North Carolina Railroad Company

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AVP, Data & Technology

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