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August 21-23, 2023

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Short Line Advocacy Day Brings Railroads to Washington During Infrastructure Week

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 16, 2023 — On May 17, 2023, short line railroad industry representatives will visit 176 Congressional offices to personally voice their concerns and share their views with their elected officials. More than 150 individuals from Class II and III railroads, suppliers, and supporting association staff members will be in Washington, DC to tell their story. This year’s Infrastructure Week is May 16-May 20 — dozens of organizations will be hosting and organizing scores of events to celebrate.

ASLRRA President Chuck Baker Testifies to Critical Nature of Short Line Operations to U.S. Supply Chain

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 11, 2023 – Today Chuck Baker, President of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA), representing the nation’s short line freight railroads, testified before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials, in a hearing titled, “Getting Back on Track: Exploring Rail Supply Chain Resilience and Challenges.” In his testimony, Chuck Baker explained the critical role that short lines play in the supply chain, and the many ways that Congress can assist in addressing the challenges of freight rail network fluidity and safety.

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ASLRRA Submits Statement for the Record Concerning Senate Hearing on Railroad Safety - March 23, 2023

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2023 – ASLRRA submitted a statement for the record for Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation hearing titled "Improving Rail Safety in Response to the East Palestine Derailment." ASLRRA's comments make a distinction between Class I freight railroads and the short line industry. The Association also points out the strong safety records of short lines and cautions against the current effort to pursue a broad range of regulatory measures in reaction to the East Palestine accident, and provides some guidance on policies focused on safety that may make sense in the wake of the derailment.