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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 Says Rulemaking Petition Submitted by SMART to Washington State UTC is Preempted by Federal Law

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 20, 2023 — ASLRRA has filed comments in response to a petition for rulemaking submitted by SMART Transportation to the state of Washington’s Utilities and Transportation Commission calling for new train crew members to obtain a minimal amount of working experience before being placed in a supervisory or lead position involving the operation of trains. ASLRRA stated in its comments that training and qualification requirements for locomotive engineers, conductors, and other safety-related employees, issued by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) pursuant to FRSA, comprehensively regulate this subject, preempting state law.