Connecting America’s Communities

Connecting America’s Communities

Short line and regional railroads operate 38% of the nation's rail network.  For large areas of rural and small town America, short line and regional railroads are the only way shippers can stay connected to the national network, helping businesses and employment stay local. 

Strengthening America’s

Strengthening America’s Economy

Rail movement is efficient and cost effective, enabling competitive access to the national and world economy for thousands of companies. One of every four rail cars moving on the national network is handled by a short line, providing the first and last mile for a wide variety of goods from energy products, to industrial products, to finished consumer goods.

Championing Industry

Championing Industry Safety

ASLRRA provides the framework and support for our members to ensure compliance and a strong safety culture through our programming, and the Safety Institute respectively.  ASLRRA’s elite staff of industry experts provides representation in Congress and in the regulatory agencies to ensure our voices are heard, and our achievements recognized.


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    Railroad Day on Capitol Hill 2016

    March 3, 2016 - Washington, DC

    Make your voices heard with your Representatives! Join hundreds of Railroad Leaders to advocate for issues of importance to the Short Line industry. Registration is open and you can click on the link above to find all the meeting details including hotel information.



    April 3-6, 2016 - Gaylord National Resort - National Harbor, MD

    Don't miss this opportunity to join over 2000 rail industry peers for three days of non-stop education, exposition & interaction in a great location. Click here to learn more about the short line industry event of the year. Contact ASLRRA at 202-628-4500 or aslrra@aslrra.org with questions.

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News & Announcements

  • Short Line Safety Institute Names Executive Director

    The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) has selected Ron Hynes to advance its mission of providing the leadership to enhance the safety culture and safety conformance of short line and regional railroads. 

  • Short Line Safety Institute Seats Board of Directors and Advisory Board

    The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) today announced the appointment of its Board of Directors and its Advisory Board. The new boards will be instrumental in framing the work and the implementation of the SLSI, and will rapidly move the organization from pilot to full implementation. 

  • ASLRRA Applauds Congress on Positive Train Control Extension

    The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) President, Linda Darr on behalf of its 463 railroad members congratulates Congress on its quick action this week to extend the deadline for Positive Train Control (PTC).