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Long Beach, CA | Sept. 26-28

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Lexington, KY | Nov. 7-9

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Leadership Development - Regulatory Module
Long Beach, CA | Sept. 26-27

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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 Joins AAR in Responding to FRA's NPRM on Certification of Signal Employees

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 14, 2023 — The ASLRRA has filed joint comments with AAR addressing the Federal Railroad Administration’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to amend safety regulations by adding a new requirement that railroads develop and implement programs for the certification of signal employees.  The parties state that there is no safety gap identified that would be closed with this rulemaking,  point out that the action does not comply with Section 402 of the RSIA, has deficiencies in the cost analysis, is no longer necessary with widespread adoption of PTC, and has inconsistencies with key definitions in RSIA and Part 49, some of which may result in changes required to collective bargaining agreements.  Furthermore, railroads should not be responsible to certify non-employees.