ASLRRA Annual Conference & Exhibition

ASLRRA holds an Annual Conference 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.

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.

Regional Meetings

ASLRRA holds two Regional Meetings each year: Central/Pacific and Eastern/Southern, along with the Finance & Administration/General Counsel Symposium. 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. 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.

Safety & Compliance Training

ASLRRA offers a robust program of safety and regulatory compliance training throughout the year, often in conjunction with federal agencies and/or short line partners including Iowa Northern Railway Company. Seminar topics are determined by industry demand, current issues, and new or updated federal regulations.


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!