ASLRRA puts on a wide variety of educational meetings during the course of the year. From the Annual Convention and the three regional meetings to numerous safety training seminars and Railroad Day on Capitol Hill, meetings are truly the public face of the ASLRRA. They are full of great educational content and provide valuable networking opportunities. Attendees leave each meeting with tools and resources that they can take back and implement at their operations. The discount that members receive on registration fees, make these meetings a great opportunity at an even better price.

ASLRRA holds a three Regional Meetings each fall: Central/Pacific, Eastern, and Southern. These conferences offer dynamic agendas with top-notch speakers, compelling interactive sessions, and meaningful takeaways that will benefit professionals at every level of your organization. Educational offerings are built upon three core areas of focus: Safety and Training; Legislative and Regulatory; and Marketing and Business Development. The meetings offer an engaging range of content with insightful panel discussions, informative subject matter experts, interactive breakout sessions with peer-to-peer collaborative learning, solid takeaways related to business best practices, tools and resources, plus hours of networking with industry peers, customers, and supplier partners.

ASLRRA’s Regional Meetings are the must-attend events of the fall for everyone in the railroad industry, including Short Line and Class I railroad professionals, shippers, industry suppliers, and industry-affiliated stakeholders. Plus, the enhanced educational content will benefit the management team and personnel in every role from safety, operations, and engineering professionals to general managers, marketing, and business development personnel.

Finance & Administration Seminar and General Counsel Symposium

ASLRRA holds a Finance & Administration Seminar and General Counsel Symposium each year. These meetings cover timely topics that will put your company in front of the curve when it comes to having the information you need on the most current legal and financial topics.

Railroad Day on Capitol Hill

Early each year, the ASLRRA membership joins forces with the AAR, AREMA, NRC, RSI, RSSI, RTA, REMSA, and other organizations to gather in Washington, DC to bring the rail industry's message to Capitol Hill. In recent years, our combined memberships have participated in more than 350 Hill appointments as well as the Annual Legislative Reception at Union Station which takes place in conjunction with this event.

Click here to learn more about this event and how you can register and participate in carrying our message to Congress.

Annual Convention

ASLRRA holds an Annual Convention each Spring. This event encompasses an Annual Meeting and educational Breakout Tracks with an Exposition. Meeting topics are determined by current trends, changes, or developments in the rail industry with timely presentations by industry leaders, safety experts and government officials. Attendees are railroad officials from the U.S., Canada and Mexico, rail supply representatives and government officials. This Exhibition is the only one dedicated to short line and regional railroads and the meeting attracts over 1700 attendees and guests.


April 6-9, 2019 * Orlando World Center Marriott * Orlando, FL

May 2-5, 2020 * Gaylord Texan * Grapevine, TX

Safety Training Seminars

ASLRRA, in conjunction with federal agencies, conducts Safety Training Seminars throughout the year. Seminar topics are determined by current issues and new or changed federal regulations. Past topics have included Employee Safety Training, Engineer Certification, and Drug and Alcohol Training. Please check back to find out when and where this year's seminars will be held.


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