Clarence J Harris Jr ( CEO)
RIVER CITY railroad TTC LLC is A 100% Afro-American owned Railroad conTRACTING COMPANY located in SOUTH memphis TN. FOUNDED IN 1968-72 BY my father CLARENCE J HARRIS SR , mr newell forbes division engineer for the illlinois central Railroad company and myself.
River city bECAME THE FIRST " 100 % BLACK owned " RAIL CONTRACTOR TO PERFORM A transit, trollEY, CRANE RAIL and subway PROJECT " AS THE PRIME rail CONTRACTOR" IN MEMPHIS , STATE OF TNnESSEE And the uNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
river city HAD HELP THEN From A FEW LOCAL POLITICIANS, THEN local businessman CURTIS PERSON SR, LOCAL historian LEADER ATTY LEWIS DONNELSON AND Then tn's us SENATOR HOWARD BAKER, TO BecOme The FIRST black owned american RailROAD CONTRACTOR TO BE Certified AS A US SBD RAILROAD CONTRACTOR, BY THE WASHINGTON DC US SBA OFFICE IN 1984 . sINCE tHEN, We have HAD HELP FR0M LOCAL CIVIC LEADERS AS JULLIAN BOLTON, congressman STEVE COHEN AND MAYOR HERENTON, ON PROJECTS LOCATED IN MEMPHIS TN.
WE HAVE constructED And REPAIRED many Kinds of RAILroad TRACKS, TrollEY RAIL SYSTEMS AND MANY MASS TRANSIT systemS all over the usa FOR OVER 50 YEARS. I HAVE PERSONALY estimated, determine Project cash-flow Needs , drafted CPM Work SCHEDULES, set-up project sites AND has overseen all elements of operations for a rail PROJECT, with my LARGEST BEING a ( $ 4 MILLION contact rail project ) for the washhington metropolitian area tRANSIT authority's tw-13, a CONTACT RAIL PROJECT. as you can see, from A few pictures to the right, AND VIDEOS TO the RIGHT, we have COMPLETED SOME very INTRICATE RAIL PROJECTS, UNDER SOME COMPLEX SCHEDULES AND HARD TO ACCESS PLACES. BEING A SMALL COMPANY, I CAN SAY, THATS MOST
OF THE PROJECTS PERFORMED BY RIVER CITY, i personally DID THE BIDDING HIRING AND Contract adMinstRATION OF THEM ALL. ALONG WITH MY SISTER "JOAN RAND" WHO MAY BE, THE FIRST BLACK WOMEN ( 1992 ) TO BE HIRED AS A RAILWAY PROJECT MANAGER FOR A RAIL TRansit INSTALLATION PROJECT.