Progressive Railroading has been reporting on workforce development in the railroad industry for the past several years. In 2013, we set out to discover not only how rail businesses are trying to recruit and retain new railroaders, but who some of the industry's up-and-comers might be. As a result, the "Rising Stars" program was launched to identify individuals under the age of 40 who already are making a difference in the rail industry.
The magazine defines a "Rising Star" as someone under 40 years of age who has made, or is making, a positive impact on his or her company, organization, department or team, and is viewed by others — peers, colleagues, supervisors, clients or associates — as an up-and-coming leader in the rail industry.
We will celebrate the 2021 Rising Stars through a celebration in summer or fall 2021.
We are excited to announce the 2020 Progressive Railroading Rising Stars:
Celebrate the recipients of Progressive Railroading's 2021 Rising Stars awards with the purchase of a Rising Stars sponsorship. The event recognizes individuals — under the age of 40 — who are making positive contributions to the rail industry. This year, the Rising Stars will be honored during an event to be held in summer or fall 2021.Learn More