Railroad Accidents / Incidents (Part 225) Training Seminar


Join railroad industry colleagues for this two-day training seminar led by FRA and ASLRRA subject matter experts and covering 49 CFR Part 225 Railroad Accidents/Incidents. The seminar will offer an in-depth review of Part 225 to ensure railroads have a complete understanding of the requirements, tools and resources related to accident/incident reporting and access to available templates, plans and policies. Attendees will engage in classroom discussions of rule requirements and all questions will be answered by subject matter experts.


Michael Wissman, Railroad Safety Specialist, Part 225 Subject Matter Expert, FRA
Arnoldo Gonzalez, Railroad Safety Specialist, Part 225 Subject Matter Expert, FRA
Patrick Scott, Railroad Safety Specialist, Part 225 / OSHA, FRA
Patrick Corcoran, Chief Inspector, Part 225 / Short Lines Subject Matter Expert, FRA
JR Gelnar, Vice President Safety & Compliance, ASLRRA


Members - $475; Non-Members - $850

Two full days, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites by Hilton New Orleans with lunch and refreshment breaks provided in the meeting area. Additional details will be sent via email to registered attendees prior to the meeting.


A block of rooms has been set aside and training will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton New Orleans, 315 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA.

Reserve Your Room

Please use this link to book a room at the negotiated rate of $169/night plus taxes and fees, which includes daily cooked-to-order breakfast and evening cocktail reception. Overnight self-parking is available to attendees at a discounted rate of $36 per night.

Room block expires Friday, August 2, please reserve early to guarantee group rate. One night’s room deposit may be required when making reservations. Hotel charges an Early Departure Charge of $50, please be aware of this when finalizing your travel plans.


New Orleans is served by the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) and passengers may access ground transportation via taxi, ride share apps, and rental cars on site. The Embassy Suites by Hilton New Orleans hotel is 14 miles from the airport.

Questions, please contact Sabrina Waiss.

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE TO EMPLOYEES OF SMALL RAILROADS to attend the training seminar. Qualified candidates must be employed by an ASLRRA member railroad earning less than $10 Million in annual revenue (click here for complete criteria). The online scholarship application form is quick and easy, and scholarship recipients will be reimbursed up to $1,200 for registration, travel and lodging expenses. Apply today!