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.


September 17, 2018:
ASLRRA submits comments supporting AAR on OSHA Cranes & Derricks Rule and the expansion of railway work exemptions.
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June 13, 2018:
ASLRRA and AAR Submit Joint Comments on Section 106 Exemption.  ASLRRA and AAR joint statement on section 106 exemption 6/13/2018
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May 30, 2018:
 ASLRRA President Linda Darr sent a letter to the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Truck Size and Weight Research Plan Committee last week detailing the Association’s concern with the committee omitting rail freight diversion from its initial public report.
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May 21, 2018:
House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Highways & Transit, Coalition letter addressing opposition to truck size and weight increases ahead of hearing on “FAST Act Implementation: Motor Carrier Provisions” 
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May 16, 2018:
DOCKET NO. FRA-2018-0027: AUTOMATION IN THE RAILROAD INDUSTRY: REQUEST FOR INFORMATION.  Response to FRA on Railroad Industry Automation. Comments on FRA Railroad Industry Automation 5/16/2018
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March 21, 2018:
ASLRRA representatives Jo Strang and Judy Petry testified at separate hearings on Capitol Hill in favor of equitable transportation funding opportunities and the need for permanence for the 45G tax credit.
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March 21, 2018:
Jo Strang testimony before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on The Rebuilding of Infrastructure in America: State and Local Transportation Needs.  
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March 21, 2018:
Judy Petry press release following house hearing on 45G tax credit. 
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March 21, 2018:
Judy Petry testimony before House Ways and Means on 45G tax credit.
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March 13, 2018:
Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Merchant Marine, Infrastructure, Safety and Security, Hearing on “The Rebuilding of Infrastructure in America: State and Local Transportation Needs”
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February 27, 2018:
Before the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) and Department of Homeland Security. Docket No. DHS-2017-0037: Information Collection Request Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Personnel Surety Program. Comment submitted by Thomas Farmer on behalf of AAR and ASLRRA.
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January 22, 2018:
Before the Federal Railroad Administration.  DOCKET NO. FRA-2009–0033, Notice No. 5 Training, Qualification, and Oversight for Safety-Related Railroad Employees.
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