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As the national trade association for the short line and regional railroad industry, ASLRRA offers a broad range of services and benefits available to you, your company, and your employees. From tools and training to help you operate your business and keep you in compliance, to discount pricing on products and services, to industry representation in the halls of Congress, ASLRRA membership delivers a great return on your dues investment.
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ASLRRA provides compliance and business tools tailored specifically for short line and regional railroad members: 49CFR Template Programs; Compliance Assessments; Safety & Compliance Publications; PTC Information and Resources ; Small Business and FEMA Loan Guidance (contact Jo Strang, VP Safety & Regulatory Policy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202)585-3432 for assistance); and a searchable online directory to find industry partners, suppliers, products and services, nationwide.
ASLRRA provides the essential information you need to know to stay current in the industry and navigate complex compliance, regulatory and legal issues. Our staff experts are available to answer questions and provide guidance to members via phone and email, as well as in person at a range of industry meetings and events. Request the latest copy of our Industry Fact Book, an essential industry data publication revealing important business development opportunities and market trends. Make sure you’re subscribed to receive our weekly newsletter, Views and News, filled with the latest industry developments and essential information, plus State Tracks regulatory updates.
Exclusive discounts are yours at the click of a mouse with ASLRRA's Member Discount Program, which leverages the buying power of the entire membership and secures "big company" discounts for even the smallest members. The money you save can pay for your annual membership and put the savings back in your pocket.
Access an array of industry-specific training programs and templates, designed to meet 49CFR regulations. Tap into ASLRRA’s live and pre-recorded webinars covering timely and relevant topics, and led by industry and subject matter experts. And there's always a great assortment of dynamic speakers and sessions at ASLRRA's annual Connections Convention, regional meetings, and safety and training seminars.
ASLRRA provides in-person and remote opportunities for peer-to-peer networking, discussion and sharing of best practices. Get connected and stay abreast of emerging trends through broad, industry-wide networking opportunities at ASLRRA's Annual Connections Convention, Railroad Day on Capitol Hill, and Regional Meetings. Opportunities also exist for members to serve on a range of Committees focusing on important business and industry issues, and connect with peers and mentors through ASLRRA’S Young Professionals Group.
ASLRRA represents and promotes the industry's interests on Capitol Hill with lawmakers and regulators, working to eliminate unfair taxes and promoting common-sense regulation. ASLRRA's full-time, active lobbying team deals with issues that can help or hurt our industry, such as Positive Train Control and the 45G tax credit, and coordinates grassroots outreach and on-site events with legislators and member organizations. Staff experts serve and represent association members on important industry committees and groups, including Railway Industry Working Group (RIWG), Rail Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC), Surface Executive Working Group (SEWG), Switching Operations Fatalities Analysis (SOFA), Fatality Analysis of Maintenance of Way Employees and Signalmen (FAMES), Class I Caucuses, and many more.