Alaska Railroad Corporation, also known ARRC, is a full-service railroad that serves ports and communities of the Gulf of Alaska and Fairbanks. Founded in 1985, it is owned and operated by the state of Alaska. The corporation provides a range of passenger and freight services. Alaska Railroad Corporation also maintains a staff of more than 700 employees. It operates a supply management department. The corporation also offers discount options for senior citizens and residents. Established in 1914, Alaska Railroad Corporation provides transportation solutions for equipment. In addition, it improves and enhances safety of equipment, tracks and facilities. The corporation has undertaken system wide projects.