The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association is dedicated to keeping "Safety Number One," and we strive to accomplish this in a number of ways.

Safety Training
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.

Safety Awards Program
ASLRRA also recognizes those railroads that have outstanding safety records and safety programs with its nominated awards, the President’s Awards, and the Jake Awards.

The nominated awards recognize individual superiority in implementing a rich safety culture, as well as company-wide efforts toward improving internal safety.

The President’s Awards and Jake Awards recognize outstanding safety achievements using statistical data from the FRA, with the President’s Awards recognizing particularly noteworthy success.

Safety & Security Resources
ASLRRA produces a number of aids to help member companies keep up with the latest safety regulations. Among these are the reasonable suspicion DVD, hazmat pocket response guide, and threat alert systems brochure.

Compliance Assessments
A unique benefit of membership is the availability of our expert staff  to conduct comprehensive on-site compliance audits for member railroads. An ASLRRA representative will visit your railroad to observe and evaluate day-to-day operations and compliance practices. This assessment can be tailored to fit each railroad's specific requirements, and includes both on-site interaction with both management and field personnel and a verbal and written assessment and recommendations.