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General Code of Operating Rules (GCOR) Training


ASLRRA has partnered with the Iowa Northern Railway to provide this comprehensive 8th Edition General Code of Operating Rules (GCOR) Training Seminar at the Holiday Inn & Suites - Bien VenU Event Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The three-day training seminar is intended for railroads who have adopted the GCOR as their operating rules with an emphasis on the revised rules and the transition guide. This training may be used to meet operating rules training as required by 49 CFR Part 240, 242 and 214 Subpart C.  Attendees must bring their Eighth edition GCOR for reference.

Presented by:
JR Gelnar, Vice President of Safety & Compliance, ASLRRA
Mark Vaughn, Assistant General Manager, Iowa Northern Railway

$395 for ASLRRA Members; $795 for Non-Members
Space is limited to 50 participants and registration includes three days of training, an online assessment with a Certificate of Completion, as well as daily lunch & refreshment breaks. 

Hotel and Shuttle:
A block of rooms has been set aside at the recently built Holiday Inn & Suites at 7400 Hudson Road in Cedar Falls, IA. The hotel will provide shuttle service* to and from Waterloo Airport. Please use this link to book a room at the negotiated rate of $105/night, which includes daily hot breakfast.

*Attendees must arrange free shuttle services in advance by emailing Sandy Thomas at and providing airline and flight arrival/departure details.

Training will take place Tuesday – Thursday (8:00 am – 5:00 pm) at the Holiday Inn & Suites - Bien VenU Event Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa. We recommend travel on Monday and Friday. An evening flight on Thursday could also work. 

Cedar Falls, IA is served by the Waterloo Regional airport (ALO) and is within an hour’s drive of the Eastern Iowa airport in Cedar Rapids (CID).  

Cancellation Policy: 
Cancellations and refund requests will be granted if received on or before October 5. Please contact Danialle Richards by phone (202) 585-3443 or email at prior to October 5. No refunds will be made after this date; however, substitutions may be made.
10/26/2021 8:00 AM - 10/28/2021 5:00 PM