Connecting America’s Communities

Connecting America’s Communities

Short line and regional railroads operate 38% of the nation's rail network.  For large areas of rural and small town America, short line and regional railroads are the only way shippers can stay connected to the national network, helping businesses and employment stay local. 

Strengthening America’s

Strengthening America’s Economy

Rail movement is efficient and cost effective, enabling competitive access to the national and world economy for thousands of companies. One of every four rail cars moving on the national network is handled by a short line, providing the first and last mile for a wide variety of goods from energy products, to industrial products, to finished consumer goods.

Championing Industry

Championing Industry Safety

ASLRRA provides the framework and support for our members to ensure compliance and a strong safety culture through our programming, and the Safety Institute respectively.  ASLRRA’s elite staff of industry experts provides representation in Congress and in the regulatory agencies to ensure our voices are heard, and our achievements recognized.


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    2018 CONNECTIONS Convention

    April 7-10, 2018 - Nashville, TN

    Registration is now open for our Annual CONNECTIONS Convention. Be sure to join us in Music City in 2018!


    2018 Railroad Day on Capitol Hill

    Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - Washington, DC

    Railroad Day on Capitol Hill has proven to be the single most effective way to get our message to Congress. The size of the event, the geographical diversity of the participants, and the unified railroad industry message has focused Congress on our issues like never before. Click here to see the impact we made in 2017.

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  • ASLRRA Webinars

    The ASLRRA is pleased to offer flexible training options that fit your busy schedule with our live and pre-recorded webinars. ASLRRA webinars will help you stay current on industry issues and acquire new skills!

  • Short Line Safety Institute Webinars

    The Short Line Safety Institute is proud to offer webinars that will help keep you up to date on the latest safety regulation as well tips and tools to keep your railroad injury free! Please visit our website for upcoming and previously recorded webinars.

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News & Announcements

  • ASLRRA Chair Urges Congress to Make 45G Tax Credit Permanent

    WASHINGTON DC – March 14, 2018 – Today, Judy Petry, Chair of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) and President of Farmrail, a 349-mile short line railroad in Oklahoma, testified before the House Ways and Means Tax Policy Subcommittee on the subject of “Post Tax Reform Evaluation of Recently Expired Tax Provisions.” Petry urged the Subcommittee to make permanent the short line railroad 45G tax credit, one of the most heavily supported pieces of stand-alone tax legislation in this session of Congress with 256 bi-partisan co-sponsors in the House (HR 721).
  • ASLRRA Testifies Before Senate Commerce Committee

    WASHINGTON DC – March 13, 2018 – ASLRRA Senior VP of Safety and Regulatory Policy Jo Strang testified regarding short line infrastructure needs.

    ASLRRA Congratulates Ron Batory

    WASHINGTON DC – February 14, 2018 – We look forward to collaborating with Administrator Batory on PTC and other safety initiatives.