Connecting America’s Communities

Connecting America’s Communities

Short line and regional railroads operate 38% of the nation's rail network.  For large areas of rural and small town America, short line and regional railroads are the only way shippers can stay connected to the national network, helping businesses and employment stay local. 

Strengthening America’s

Strengthening America’s Economy

Rail movement is efficient and cost effective, enabling competitive access to the national and world economy for thousands of companies. One of every four rail cars moving on the national network is handled by a short line, providing the first and last mile for a wide variety of goods from energy products, to industrial products, to finished consumer goods.

Championing Industry

Championing Industry Safety

ASLRRA provides the framework and support for our members to ensure compliance. ASLRRA’s elite staff of industry experts provides representation in Congress and in the regulatory agencies to ensure our voices are heard, and our achievements recognized. A key resource for all short line and regional railroad entities is the Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI). SLSI and its programs support the short line and regional railroad industry’s goal of performing at an increasingly higher level of safety by encouraging a focus on safety culture.


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    ASLRRA Regional Meetings
    (*Note New Meeting Pattern*) 
    Central Pacific Region Meeting | San Antonio, Texas | San Antonio Grand Hyatt | September 11-13
    Eastern Region Meeting | Columbus, Ohio | Columbus, Ohio Hyatt Regency | October 7-11
    F&A/General Counsel Symposium | Columbus, Ohio | Columbus, Ohio Hyatt Regency | October 9-11
    Southern Region Meeting | Charlotte, North Carolina | Charlotte Marriott City Center | November 11-13

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  • ASLRRA Webinars

    The ASLRRA is pleased to offer flexible training options that fit your busy schedule with our live and pre-recorded webinars. ASLRRA webinars will help you stay current on industry issues and acquire new skills!

  • Short Line Safety Institute Webinars

    The Short Line Safety Institute is proud to offer webinars that will help keep you up to date on the latest safety regulation as well tips and tools to keep your railroad injury free! Please visit our website for upcoming and previously recorded webinars.

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Railroad Industry Converges on Washington

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2019 - On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 550 railroad industry professionals from across the nation will participate in Railroad Day on Capitol Hill.

ASLRRA Welcomes New Partner at CCH

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2019 - The lobbying firm of Chambers, Conlon and Hartwell (CC&H) is pleased to announce that Channon Hanna is joining the firm as a Partner. Ms. Hanna will work on various issues for the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) and for CC&H’s commuter rail and public transit clients

ASLRRA 2019 Convention Highlights

ORLANDO,FL, April 10, 2019 - More than 1,700 members of the short line industry attended the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association’s (ASLRRA) 2019 CONNECTIONS Convention, held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida.