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President's Safety Award

Safety is critically important to the short line and regional railroad industry and ASLRRA’s Annual Safety Awards Program recognizes the contributions and achievements of short line railroads by awarding President’s Safety Awards. In an effort to recognize and bring greater visibility to our safest railroads, ASLRRA’s President's Awards are presented at the Regional Meetings.

ASLRRA's prestigious President’s Safety Awards recognize the outstanding safety records of railroads that have achieved either a 0.0 accident frequency rate, or the best safety rate as measured by the lowest accident frequency rate per person-hour of operation below the industry average. The President’s Safety Award winners in each region are selected based on the previous year’s performance, according to FRA accident / incident reporting data. This year’s award winners were determined based on 2021 FRA data.

Central Region President’s Safety Award Winners

More than 500,000
Person Hours Worked 
Belt Railway Company of Chicago
250,000-500,000
Person Hours Worked
Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
150,000 to 250,000
Person Hours Worked
Fort Worth & Western Railroad
50,000 to 150,000
Person Hours Worked
Dallas, Garland & Northeastern Railroad
Less than 50,000
Person Hours Worked
Rio Valley Switching Company

 

Eastern Region President’s Safety Award Winners

More than 500,000
Person Hours Worked 
Consolidated Rail Corporation
250,000 to 500,000
Person Hours Worked 
Gary Railway Company 
150,000-250,000
Person Hours Worked
Columbus & Ohio River Rail Road Co.
50,000 to 150,000
Person Hours Worked
New England Central Railroad, Inc.
Less than 50,000
Person Hours Worked
Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Railroad Corp.

 

Pacific Region President’s Safety Award Winners

More than 500,000
Person Hours Worked
Montana Rail Link, Inc. 
250,000-500,000
Person Hours Worked
Pacific Harbor Line, Inc.
150,000 to 250,000
Person Hours Worked
Terminal Switching Services (TSWS)
50,000-150,000
Person Hours Worked 
Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad 
Less than 50,000
Person Hours Worked
Texas & New Mexico Railway

 

Southern Region President’s Safety Award Winners

More than 500,000
Person Hours Worked
Conrad Yelvington Distributors, Inc. 
250,000-500,000
Person Hours Worked
Paducah & Louisville Railway, Inc.
150,000 to 250,000
Person Hours Worked
Railserve Inc. -- Switching
50,000 to 150,000
Person Hours Worked
Bay Line Railroad, LLC
Less than 50,000
Person Hours Worked
West Tennessee Railroad Corporation

Chuck Baker
“The railroad industry is safe, and getting safer. Our short line members are doing their part to continue to drive those statistics in the right direction, placing safety above all competing priorities,” said ASLRRA President Chuck Baker. “The short line industry average safety incident rate has dropped once again to 2.17 reportable incidents per 200,000 person-hours worked. 364 of our member railroads performed at or above the industry average, a five percent increase from 2020’s list of 346 railroads.  In addition, 91 percent of Jake Award recipients had zero reportable injuries, noted as Jake Awards with Distinction.”

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