Supplier Membership

ASLRRA supplier membership provides a valuable connection to short line and regional railroad industry decision-makers, offering a myriad of networking and business development opportunities. As members, suppliers can fully engage in Association activities, including exhibiting at the annual CONNECTIONS convention, sponsoring at ASLRRA events, and advertising in ASLRRA publications and products.

Supplier Members

ASLRRA provides indispensable opportunities for industry vendors and contractors to promote their brand before the rapidly growing and changing short line industry. ASLRRA membership makes it possible for suppliers of all size to reach short lines across North America in a very cost-effective way with exposure on our website, in our publications, in our expo hall, and on our sponsorship rolls.

  • Listing of company, key products and personnel in our searchable online directory
  • Channels to reach railroad decision-makers directly
  • Ability to raise visibility by sponsoring events
  • Access to purchase booth space at CONNECTIONS Expo, an event that has sold out the last seven years
  • Purchase advertising on our website, newsletters, convention program or new magazine launching in spring 2016

Industry Intelligence & Expertise

ASLRRA provides vital information you need to know to stay current in the industry. We stay on top of the latest short line acquisitions and mergers so you don’t have to. Members gain access to our annual Fact Book, an essential industry data publication revealing important business development opportunities and market trends. You’ll also receive our bi-weekly newsletters, Views and News and members-only Short Line Inside Track, filled with the latest industry developments and essential information; an annual subscription to our new magazine debuting in spring 2016.

Member Discount Program

ASLRRA suppliers can participate in our member discount program, which leverages the buying power of the entire membership and secures "big company" discounts for even the smallest members. ASLRRA actively promotes its member discount partners to the membership, essentially becoming an extension of your salesforce and helping to grow your business in a cost-effective manner.

Advocacy & Image

ASLRRA represents and promotes the industry's interests on Capitol Hill with lawmakers and regulators, working to eliminate unfair taxes and promoting common-sense regulation.  ASLRRA's full-time, active lobbying team deals with issues that are critical to our industry, such as implementation of Positive Train Control and extension of the 45G tax credit, that impact millions of dollars of orders and investment by railroads with suppliers and contractors. They also coordinate grassroots outreach and on-site events on railroad properties or facilities of our suppliers with legislators and member organizations.

For more information, please contact Kathy Keeney, VP of Membership, at (202) 585-3439.

Download the Associate Membership Application