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ASLRRA Honors Career-Spanning Dedication to Railroad Safety

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2024 – The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association recognized career-spanning dedication to safety today at its Annual Conference & Exhibition.  Sam Pederson, Railcar Repairman, Mission Mountain Railroad (MMR) was named Safety Person of the Year, and Albert Manning, Training Program Manager, Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) was named Safety Professional of the Year.

Sierra Northern Railway Named ASLRRA's 2024 Environmental Award Winner

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2024 – Sierra Northern Railroad was honored today for its contributions to environmental sustainability and air quality improvements in central California, an area served by the short line’s intermodal port and transload facility.  In 2024, Sierra Northern intends to be the first California short line to put a zero-emission hydrogen locomotive into full testing in revenue service, in a demonstration project funded by the California Energy Commission (CEC). 

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ASLRRA and AAR Petition FRA for Extension of Implementation Date of Emergency Escape Breathing Apparatus Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 15, 2024 — ASLRRA and AAR have asked the Federal Railroad Administration to provide an additional 12 months for Class I, Class II and Class III railroads to comply with the EEBA final rule in light of the manufacturing limitations of the known suppliers of EEBAs and the complications associated with implementation of the final rule due to the variety of devices that may be selected by interchanging railroads, the training on each required, and the time to develop and implement design standards.