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Railroad Day on Capitol Hill
Washington, D.C.
May 17, 2023

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Industry Awards

Nominations are open for the Veterans Engagement, Business Development, and Safety Person and Safety Professional of the Year awards.

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Training Seminars

May 23-24, 2023

FRA Hours of Service (Part 228) and Engineer & Conductor Certification Process and Audit Findings (Part 240-242)

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March 8, 2023
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Eastern

Railroads for National Defense Program and STRACNET

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Short Line Railroad Relief Act Responds to Need for Assistance in Disaster Recovery

WASHINGTON, December 16, 2022 – ASLRRA strongly supports H.R. 9581, the Short Line Railroad Relief Act, a bill that would authorize emergency disaster relief funding resources for short line railroads through the USDOT. Current federal programs fail to provide small business short line railroads with immediate relief after natural disasters, but do offer disaster relief benefits to other transportation modes, such as highways and transit.

ASLRRA Backs Congressional Action to Avoid Freight Rail Shutdown

WASHINGTON, November 29, 2022 – The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) supports Congressional action to avert a shutdown of the nation’s freight rail system.

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ASLRRA Crew Size Comments - December 21, 2022

WASHINGTON, December 21, 2022 – ASLRRA filed comments in response to Docket No. Fra-2021-0032: Train Crew Size Safety Requirements. The Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) proposes a minimum requirement of two crewmembers for most railroad operations and requires that the second crewmember be physically located on the train, typically in the locomotive cab. ASLRRA argued that the short line industry will be immediately and dramatically harmed by this rulemaking and urged the FRA to withdraw the rulemaking or completely exempt short line railroads from any minimum crew size and location mandate. Via survey and analysis, ASLRRA has documented that 414 short lines, not the FRA-estimated nine, would be impacted.