Vision Statement

We define “Vision” as the objective to which we are committed.

OnTrackNorthAmerica is committed to a consciously designed freight transportation system that provides, for all stakeholders, the greatest economic opportunity with the lowest environmental and community impacts.

 

Mission Statement

The method by which we will achieve the Vision.

OnTrackNorthAmerica advises businesses, governments, and communities in collaborative development of freight investments that fully value the triple bottom line impacts of how, where, and what we move. We accelerate the return on infrastructure investment by convening stakeholders to co-lead the transition to efficient rail-enabled supply chain transportation.

 

Code of Ethics

The following code defines the integrity that we require of ourselves as facilitator of collaborative thinking.

Objectivity
OnTrackNorthAmerica does not accept financial sponsorships that require prioritization of individual business agendas over common interests.

Inclusivity
OnTrackNorthAmerica will invite representation from all involved stakeholder groups and facilitate “level playing field” dialogues wherein all participants’ perspectives are appreciated. Inclusivity is also a core to our approach to planning — to include all regions and all-sized projects.

Nonpartisanship
OnTrackNorthAmerica maintains the autonomy of a politically non-partisan entity.

Coordination and Collaboration
OnTrackNorthAmerica will advance the thoughtful integration of collaboration with useful competition.

Whole System Attention
OnTrackNorthAmerica embraces programs, policies and planning that advance system-wide benefit.

Multimodalism
OnTrackNorthAmerica supports the utilization of all transport modes within a sound multimodal system.

Sustainability Commitment

  1. We hold ourselves accountable to current and future generations by working only on projects that are aligned with a sustainable environment and a healthy quality of community life.
  2. We believe that conventional investment return analysis must now evolve to fully account for the environmental and community impacts of industrial development and freight transportation.
  3. We guide clients to incorporate the escalating frequency and impact of environmental disruptions and damage in their business ROI modeling.
  4. We fully acknowledge that some projects may generate a degree of negative impact as an unavoidable element in realizing a net positive contribution.
  5. We support investments in projects that enable the transition from the extraction, distribution, and utilization of fossil fuels. In parallel, we acknowledge the continued use of legacy and transition fuels as pragmatic in a sustainable journey to a carbon-free economy.
  6. We advise clients to relate proactively with community stewards whose growing influence to advance or block projects necessitates an engagement strategy.
  7. We focus on project implementation, not simply plans and reports.
  8. We collaborate with stakeholders investing in, benefiting from, or impacted by a project. Developing relationships within this ecosystem of community stewards, government agencies, private corporations, shippers, land developers, transportation providers, and labor, is a critical success factor in designing smart projects that are implemented.
  9. We do not hesitate to help our clients realize when a project is not economically feasible, or not in the best interests of the community or the environment.

 

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