American Railway Development Association

October 2019

Law Section Feature
The Latest Noise on Nuisance Claim Litigation

Matthew J. Hammer
Daley Mohan Groble, P.C.
Member, Law Section

Advances in technology, operating practices, and capital improvements have turned today's railroad into a safer, more efficient, and modern operation. But despite these recent advances, or perhaps because of them, plaintiffs' attorneys continue to come up with new and creative theories for suing railroads, some more successful than others. This article will discuss applicable cases and trends involving one particular claim that is making the rounds - noise nuisances.

DMG continues to follow developments in this evolving area. Please contact Matthew J. Hammer at 312.422.5874 or with any questions.
Save the Date! 2020 Executive Forum

For 2020, ARDA will be focusing our effort and events around the theme of "2020: A Vision to the Future." The Executive Forum will take place from February  11-12, 2020 at the Belmond Charleston Place, Charleston, South Carolina.

here to register now! 

Hotel Block:
We will have a room block at the Belmond Charleston Place. Information about how to reserve a room will be posted on the ARDA website as it becomes available.

If you have any questions regarding the 2019 Executive Forum, please contact Channon Hanna at

Sponsor ARDA in 2019
First, a big thanks to all of ARDA's 2019 sponsors who supported our effort to Build on our Foundation this past year! Your contributions were critical to putting together the Executive Forum in St. Augustine and the Annual Meeting in Nashville.

2019 ARDA Sponsors

Bartlett & West
Norfolk Southern

Kansas City Southern
LJA Rail

Canadian Pacific
Clear Channel Outdoor
GEI Consultants
RailPros Field Services
TRC Companies

Antea Group
Capitol Environmental Services 
Daley Mohan Groble
Kelly Hart & Hallman
RMI Midwest

Looking forward to our 2020-21 membership year - ARDA offers companies the opportunity to sponsor the association on an annual basis, or by specific events at our Annual Meeting and Executive Forum. Multiple levels of Annual Sponsorship are available for your consideration. Corporate commitments greater than $1,000 also include complimentary individual memberships to ARDA.

If you have any questions or would like to sponsor ARDA please contact Channon Hanna at or 202-715-1250.

Annual ARDA Sponsorships
Bronze Level
$1,000 - $2,999
Silver Level
$3,000 - $4,999
Gold Level
$5,000 -  $7,499
Platinum Level

Time to Renew Your ARDA Membership for 2020! 

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. 

If you are not an ARDA member and would like to join, please visit our  registration page .

Thank You Will!
ARDA would like to thank Will Resch, formally of Chambers, Conlon, & Hartwell for his years of service to the organization. Will played a key role within ARDA by managing day to day operations and organizing events.

Will has accepted a position with the US Department of Transportation's Build American Bureau in Washington DC.  We wish him the best in all of his future endeavors.  

2019-20 ARDA Board of Directors

President: Doug Morrison, HDR
First Vice President: Mike Ray, BNSF Railway Company
Second Vice President: Devin Sprinkle, CN
Treasurer: Matt Cangiolosi, CSX Transportation, Inc.
Secretary: Alanna Strohecker, AECOM
Past President: Mark Holder, HDR

For more information, visit the ARDA website  or contact: 
ARDA Staff at
The  American Railway Development Association  (ARDA) is a not-for-profit educational trade association founded in 1906 to promote Economic Development, Real Estate Development, Technology, and Environmental Activities of the North American Railroads. 
The objectives of the Association are to foster the industrial, real estate, natural resources, market development activities and environmental concerns of the North  American railroads; and through the advancement of ideas and education of its members, further promote the effectiveness of railway development and related work .
Law Section Feature
Save the Date!
Sponsor ARDA!
Membership Renewal
New Members since May

Vanessa Kennedy
Co-Rail Consulting

Raymond Groble
Daley Mohan Groble, P.C

Matthew Hammer
Daley Mohan Groble, P.C

Joseph Johnson
Norfolk Southern

Danielle Allen

Taylor Majors
Andress Engineering Associates

Darrell Coffey
BNSF Railway 

Derek Godwin

Curtis Frazier

Chris Danos
BNSF Railway

Alicia Plummer

Ryan Cole

Gregory Peterson
Dyer & Peterson, PC
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