Who We Are
Today’s short lines come in all shapes and sizes. Some are members of rail holding companies, some are large regional entities, and many are small, family-owned businesses. Together they represent a diverse, dynamic and entrepreneurial collection of small businesses that are aggressive and agile companies that make wise use of resources available to them. They employ a skilled, productive workforce, offering them a good quality of life and they place considerable emphasis on training that workforce to be as safe as possible. Above all, they are aggressive marketers that fight as hard for single carload business as they do for unit trains. And that fight for business helps keep transportation costs as competitive as possible -- which is good for our customers and ultimately for the nation’s consumers.
Our membership consists of over 1,000 companies also includes firms that provide railroad switching, terminal and tourist/excursion services and supply goods and services to the short line industry. ASLRRA serves its membership through results-oriented representation in Washington, D.C., and delivers a wide range of industry services and professional development opportunities including training, meetings and conferences.
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