Welcome to RTSA

Your Source for Railcar Knowledge & Expertise 

The Railcar Technical Services Association (RTSA) is the railroad mechanical freight car professional’s premier resource for new concepts, training, and opportunities for interaction with your industry peers.

Upcoming Webinars – Coming Soon


Previous Webinar: The Whats and Why of MOTES (Remote Sensoring) was held on April 6, 2022, at 1:00 pm ET

A live technical webinar on equipment health monitoring systems known as Interoperable Motes Systems (IMS), their components, and the current status and implementation of motes.


  • Roy Carter, Principal Systems Architect at CSX Transportation
  • Nader Ebeid, Manager – Railroad Electronics Standards Committee (RESC) at the Association of America Railroads (AAR)

The annual RTSA Railcar Education Conference will be held as a part of the 2022 RSI Rail Expo & Technical Training in downtown Fort Worth on October 11-13, 2022.  

Our Mission

In recent years, the Railcar Technical Services Association (formerly MARTS) has evolved rapidly and is presently the only nonprofit professional association dedicated to the freight car repair professional. RTSA is dedicated to its mission to provide a value added forum for sharing railcar customer maintenance needs through new technology, practical experience and best practices with the purpose to improve profitable industry share.

We have archived via video and still presentations of our previous conference training sessions. You can view these outstanding educational presentations under the Archive tab or click on the above paragraph title.