Representing the Short Line Industry - Telling Our Story

Experts from ASLRRA’s staff represent the short line industry, and particularly our members, testifying before a variety of Congressional and Regulatory bodies.  We are engaged in topics such as rail technology trends, economic impact of rail, increases in truck size and weight, regulations and compliance issues, customer service, interchange challenges, safety and tax policies such as the short line tax credit. Below you will find recent written testimonies given by ASLRRA on behalf of our members.


October 11, 2017:

Surface Transportation Board Listening Session - Public Listening Session Regarding CSX Transportation, Inc.’s Rail Service Issues, Docket No. EP 742

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September 12, 2017:
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials
Hearing: Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Rail Stakeholders' Perspectives - Impact of 45G Short Line Railroad Tax Credit

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April 26, 2017:

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
Hearing: Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: The State of Railroad, Pipeline, and Hazardous Materials Safety Regulation and Opportunities for Reform

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June 15, 2016
Federal Railroad Administration: Hearing on Railroad Crew Size

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May 13, 2015:

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
Hearing: The 35th Anniversary of the Staggers Rail Act: Railroad Deregulation Past, Present, and Future

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