Services:

AXIS Track Report is your definitive resource for rail-specific, for-bid project opportunities selectively sourced from railroads, DOTs, rail/transit/port authorities, and all sorts of private and public rail entities throughout this great country of ours. In addition to rail project reporting, AXIS also offers contractors and project owners new management tools so that you can be more efficient and effective. Making you better, makes us better. Depending on who you are, AXIS can help...

Rail Contractors & Suppliers

  • AXIS represents one-stop access to accurate information on railroad projects being advertised for bid/RFP. Our team works day and night and weekends and even some holidays monitoring thousands of project sources across the U.S. We find and report on new and rehab projects for track, bridge, tunnel, crossing, signal, drainage, site prep, vegetation control and other related maintenance of way construction. When available, we also provide subsequent bid result announcements. Plan holder lists are available and updated frequently too.

    PROJECT SOURCING

    • Class 1, Regional and Shortline Railroad
    • Transit Authorities
    • Port Authorities
    • State Departments of Transportation Rail Authorities
    • Economic Development & Industrial Park Expansions
    • Intermodal Facilities
    • Grain Company Facilities
    • Energy & Utility Facilities
    • Transload Facilities
    • Military Facilities
    • Petrochemical Facilities
    • Automotive, Paper & Steel Manufacturing Facilities
    • Distribution Facilities
  • Your company may or may not have a dedicated sales and marketing department. Either way, our AXIS Marketplace gives you more ways to effectively market specifically to- and within- the AXIS rail community.

    • Spend a few hours (better yet, have your summer intern spend a few hours) providing as much information as possible on your AXIS subscriber profile page.* Including your past projects, key management bios, equipment lists and such will give you a better chance of winning new prime or support opportunities for which you might otherwise not be considered. *Note: expanded profile data capture services will be rolling-out soon.
    • Need to find a subcontractor or tie-supplier to help you complete a project? AXIS Marketplace will help.
  • Yes, yes and yes. If you can work a browser and check boxes, you are well on your way to searching our vast database of rail project opportunities to find the projects that make sense to you. (If you can’t work a browser or check a box, we are only an online tutorial and/or a phone call away to help you get started.)

    Since we have built a web-based system, you can search wherever and whenever. No reason to read about bids in Alaska if you are doing business in Florida, right? No reason to wait for a daily report when you can search online 24-7-365.

    The AXIS engine gives users full control of customized project searches. Our screens and filters will empower you to see just what is important and specifically relevant to you (by state or region, by opportunity size, by project type, etc.) No noise, no junk. Since life has enough noisy junk, we don’t plan to add to that. Welcome to the new AXIS-way.

  • Yes. Our team uses technology as well as good old-fashioned people-power to actively locate, aggregate, organize and disseminate rail project opportunities from city, state, federal and private-market sources. We monitor countless project sources so you do not have to.

  • Yes we are, thanks for asking. Rail project reporting is our core, but we are web-centric and use technology and the WWW to offer more rail project services, more easily.

  • Word on the street is that information is power. The more you know, the more powerful you. So AXIS works hard to find and deliver rail project news and information to our subscribers. Interested in doing business in a neighboring state and want to know how? Checkout our nice blue map with over 600 helpful links. Like real-time Twitter feeds throughout the day and week, especially ones focused on future rail projects and rail contracting in your region? Subscribe today, and be as powerful as you can be.

  • We have a decades-long working alliance with a firm that specializes in insuring all things railroad. Licensed agent David Armstrong at Commercial Insurance Associates can be reached by phone at 615.668.1177, fax (if you still remember those) at 615.515.6048, or email.

    To expedite your insurance request, please fill-out and submit a Railroad Protective Application and/or Bid Bond Request form. To learn more about how AXIS and Commercial Insurance Associates work together, you can also check out our mini-video here.

  • AXIS can help rail equipment and material suppliers too. Find and monitor projects that are meaningful to you so you know who to contact and when. Furthermore, we will be building-out tools in the not-so-distant future worthy of your time too: rail equipment and material classifieds, etc.

  • Wow, you are a demanding group. Subscribe today and grow with us because we will continue to evolve our model to help you succeed.

Rail Project Owners & Engineers

  • If you share all of your available rail bid opportunities with us regularly, we’ll share a steeply discounted annual subscription/membership to AXIS with you in return. (Please sign-up online and/or contact us directly to discuss your discount which can be from 20 to 100%, depending!)

  • AXIS is a railroad-only, online project portal. We make sure that your rail project notices are distributed promptly and accurately. You are assured that you will have the best chance to attract the best value bid responses from qualified contractors and suppliers.

  • Yes! While full-subscribers to AXIS follow our database of detailed rail projects from announcement-to-close, our Project Team also does what they can to find and follow upcoming rail opportunities that are still a twinkle in the project owner’s eye…pre- and very-pre-planning. To quickly and efficiently share relevant early-stage rail project information with you, we are now getting our tweets-on thanks to Twitter. Starting in October, AXIS subscribers (full and limited) are also automatically subscribed to our regional tweets. Honestly, we expect this value-add service to $-benefit engineers most.

  • Wait, you don’t want every dude who owns a shovel and hardhat bidding on your rail projects, though! AXIS Marketplace can help. Participating contractors use this venue to include relevant licensure, past projects experience, equipment lists, bonding ability, management bios, etc. This will help you decide who is relevant and who is not for your project.

    We are also developing a number of follow-up services that will further help you manage your contractor relationships. We’d tell you more right now, but someone may try to take our ideas and make them their own...so we’ll remain hush-hush until we roll these out, or we selectively solicit your feedback in the new product development process.

  • We have a decades-long working alliance with a firm that specializes in insuring all things railroad. Contact licensed agent David Armstrong at Commercial Insurance Associates by phone 615.668.1177, fax (if you still remember those) at 615.515.6048, or email.

    To expedite your insurance request, please fill-out and submit a Railroad Protective Application and/or Bid Bond Request form. To learn more about how AXIS and Commercial Insurance Associates work together, you can also check out our mini-video here.

  • There are plenty of less-than-efficient aspects to the rail project management process. AXIS solves some of these today and will solve even more later, but we need your involvement as project owners and project managers. Please call us and take our calls. Let’s be friends and work together to develop easier and better ways to communicate rail projects from concept-to-close because what is good for you is good for us. Welcome to rail project zen.