Overview of the RTAA
The Rail Track Association Australia, (RTAA), is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to pursuing and promoting the interests of track infrastructure within the Australian rail sector. With a proud history which began in 1973, the RTAA brings together owners, contractors, consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, academics, research and development personnel, regulators and individuals who are part of the Australian rail track community. Membership is invited from individuals, corporations, government bodies, tertiary education institutions, rail suppliers, manufacturers and service providers.
- • To bring together specialists concerned with the design, construction, fabrication, operation and maintenance of railway track.
- • To foster collaboration between railways, suppliers of track components and equipment, and those service providers in the fields of design, consultancy or contracting.
- • To seek the participation of government and semi-government departments and bodies, universities and other institutions and research facilities with a view to encouraging the optimisation of railway operations especially in relation to railway track performance and economics.
- • To initiate sponsorship and / or co-operate with others in research development and evaluation of railway track and its components.
- • To sponsor the development of realistic standards in respect of the track, its components and the practices employed in construction, operation and maintenance.
- • To conduct meetings for the purpose of bringing together entities interested in railway track and its associated disciplines amongst others of traffic and communications and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information thereon.
- • To disseminate information to and to seek technical and other data from members and other interested entities concerning the progress of research and new developments and to provide assistance in the evaluation of performance and economics of railway track and components.
- • To provide for the effective management, operation and development of the Association.