Our focus is providing safe transportation and world class customer service while reducing the overall logistics spend of our customers. Our railroads move raw materials, such as iron ore, coal, coke, scrap and limestone; provide in-plant transportation and movement of semi-finished steel as necessary through the steel making process; and move finished product to destination. We create partnerships with our customers that are based on trust, transparency, profitability and open communication. Our customers benefit from our logistics expertise, which allows them to focus on their business, while we embrace the challenges of creating efficiency in their supply chain.
Transtar and its people play an essential role keeping the U.S. economy moving. We take pride in our goals for economic growth and job creation, a more sustainable supply chain, and continued investments in America’s essential transportation infrastructure. Every time we shift freight from highway to rail, we reduce carbon emissions, ease congestion, and reduce wear on the nation’s publicly funded highway infrastructure. Which is a source of great pride for our railroaders, and a growing competitive advantage as we help our customers achieve their own goals for carbon reduction.
A number of the Transtar companies date back more than 100 years; for instance, a predecessor of the Gary Railway Company dates back to 1887. These companies have adapted to the changing needs of our customers over the years, and today provide efficient, cost-effective transportation that helps the customers we serve to remain cost-competitive in their markets.
Geographically, the Transtar companies are located throughout middle America, from Pittsburgh’s Monongahela Valley on the East to the greater Chicago metropolitan area on the West; to Alabama’s steel making center in the South. The headquarters for the holding company, Transtar LLC is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Transtar was acquired by Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors in July, 2021.