RTSA Technical Conference at RSI 2020

Our annual RTSA Railcar Maintenance Conference will be held during the RSI Conference: Education & Expo on September 9 – 11, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

A Tribute to John Robertson

On September 22, 2019, longtime Secretary / Treasurer of the Railcar Technical Services Association (RTSA), John Robertson passed away in Minneapolis during Railway Interchange while participating in his 50th year of active service in the rail industry

Welcome to RTSA, Formerly MARTS

Howdy! If you’re looking for the Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services (MARTS) you are in the right place.

The MARTS Railcar Safety Innovation of the Year

The MARTS Railcar Repair Committee Announces their search for the Railcar Shop Safety Innovation of the Year for year 2019. This award is presented annually & Recognizes advances in safe work practices.

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

Within these pages we will tell you about our non-profit organization and its activities, our 112 year history and our exciting future.

The annual RTSA Railcar Education Conference will be held as a part of the 2020 RSI Conference: Education & Expo in downtown Chicago. Registration and room blocks will open in June 2020. Learn more.

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.