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Annual Conference & Exhibition
Kansas City, MO | March 24-26

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Railroad Day on Capitol Hill
Washington, D.C | May 8

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Railroad Workplace Safety (Part 214) Training Course Now Available.

VR Training Courses Coming Soon!

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FRA Drug & Alcohol (Part 219) — Tentative: April 23-25; New Orleans, LA

General Code of Operating Rules (GCOR) — Tentative: May 7-9, Waterloo, IA

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ASLRRA offers nearly 200 webinars on-demand, covering a variety of topics, from industry-specific finance, human resources and legal issues to business development, strategic communications and more.

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Short Line Freight Railroads Receive Record-Breaking Investment in Major U.S. Department of Transportation Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 25, 2023 — Today, the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) congratulates all recipients of the Fiscal Year 2022 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement (CRISI) grant awards and celebrates the unprecedented number of short line railroad proposals selected for funding. Forty-seven of the seventy projects selected by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) were put forward by short line railroads or their partners and are designed to invest in short line infrastructure to help these railroads better serve their customers and communities. This round of grant funding is the most successful ever for the short line industry.

1,500 Local Officials Deliver Letter to Congress Opposing Bigger Tractor-Trailers

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 11, 2023 — As Congress focuses on critical, must-pass legislation as it returns from Congressional recess, over 1,500 local government leaders from across the country sent a letter to Capitol Hill asking policymakers to oppose any increases in truck size or weight, including heavier single-trailer trucks.

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ASLRRA Files Supplemental Comments to OSHA's Heat Injury and Illness Prevention Rulemaking

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 15, 2023 — ASLRRA has filed supplementary comments to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) Docket No. 2021-009, addressing heat-related injuries and illnesses, regarding the Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel materials. In the comments, ASLRRA restates its position that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulates heat-related safety considerations of railroad operations and also comprehensively address various hot and cold-weather related infrastructure and equipment concerns that relate to the safety of railroad operations. Moreover, FRA safety data indicates that heat-related illnesses have not been an issue in the railroad industry. The comments refer to Farmrail’s testimony at the Panel, stating that only 2 injuries in the past five years were heat related.  ASLRRA urges OSHA to exclude railroad operations from this ruling, as railroads are adequately regulated by the FRA.