Part 228 and Part 240-242 Training Seminar

FRA Hours of Service (Part 228) and Engineer & Conductor Certification Process and Audit Findings (Part 240-242)

May 23-24, 2023
Embassy Suites by Hilton, Downtown Phoenix North


Online registration is closed, please contact Sabrina Waiss to inquire if seats are still available.


Join FRA and ASLRRA for this comprehensive two-day training seminar covering Part 228 Hours of Service and Part 240/242 Engineer & Conductor Certification Process and Audit Findings. On day one, FRA’s Bill Smith will lead an in-depth review of the Hours of Service regulation, including a review of signal maintainer and dispatcher requirements. The special requirements of the ASLRRA 6-day waiver will be discussed in detail. In the future, FRA plans to conduct focused audits on short lines and this seminar will help prepare and educate short lines on the dos and don’ts and proper recordkeeping.

On day two, FRA’s Kevin Lewis will lead a detailed discussion on the findings of the focused audits performed on 80 short lines in 2022. FRA plans to audit 80 short lines per year to provide a continuous 5-year cycle of review, similar to the drug and alcohol audits. Short lines attending the training will learn how FRA performs an audit, what they will look for, and how to comply. Kevin will also review the requirements of engineer and conductor certification, including DSLE requirements and proper documentation for certification. Recordkeeping requirements will be a primary focus of discussion on both days.


William Smith, HQ Specialist, Hours of Service, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Kevin Lewis, Program Manager of Engineer and Conductor Certification, FRA
JR Gelnar, VP Safety & Compliance, ASLRRA


Online registration is closed, please contact Sabrina Waiss to inquire if seats are still available.

Daily Training

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM in the Saguaro Conference Room at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, Downtown Phoenix North. Registration includes two days of training 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, Phoenix Downtown North, located at 10 East Thomas Road in Phoenix, AZ. Please use this link to book a room at the negotiated rate of at $159/night plus taxes and fees, which includes daily cooked-to-order breakfast and an evening cocktail reception. Overnight self-parking is available to attendees at a discounted rate of $10 per night. Room block expires May 1, 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.

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Phoenix, Arizona is served by the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) and passengers may access ground transportation via taxi, ride share apps, and rental cars on site. The Embassy Suites Phoenix Downtown North hotel is 7 miles from the airport.

Questions, please contact Sabrina Waiss.


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