Connecting America’s Communities

Connecting America’s Communities

Short line and regional railroads operate 38% of the nation's rail network.  For large areas of rural and small town America, short line and regional railroads are the only way shippers can stay connected to the national network, helping businesses and employment stay local. 

Strengthening America’s

Strengthening America’s Economy

Rail movement is efficient and cost effective, enabling competitive access to the national and world economy for thousands of companies. One of every four rail cars moving on the national network is handled by a short line, providing the first and last mile for a wide variety of goods from energy products, to industrial products, to finished consumer goods.

Championing Industry

Championing Industry Safety

ASLRRA provides the framework and support for our members to ensure compliance. ASLRRA’s elite staff of industry experts provides representation in Congress and in the regulatory agencies to ensure our voices are heard, and our achievements recognized. A key resource for all short line and regional railroad entities is the Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI). SLSI and its programs support the short line and regional railroad industry’s goal of performing at an increasingly higher level of safety by encouraging a focus on safety culture.


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    ASLRRA Regional Meetings
    Central Pacific Region Meeting | San Antonio, Texas | Grand Hyatt | September 11-13
    (Note new Wed-Fri meeting pattern)
    Eastern Region Meeting | Columbus, Ohio | Hyatt Regency | October 7-9
    F&A/General Counsel Symposium | Columbus, Ohio | Hyatt Regency | October 9-11 (registration opening soon!)
    Southern Region Meeting | Charlotte, North Carolina | Marriott City Center | November 11-13

    GCOR Training
    Waterloo, IA | Iowa Northern Railways Training Facility | July 16-18, 2019

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    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!

  • Short Line Safety Institute Webinars

    The Short Line Safety Institute is proud to offer webinars that will help keep you up to date on the latest safety regulation as well tips and tools to keep your railroad injury free! Please visit our website for upcoming and previously recorded webinars.

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ASLRRA Announces Annual Jake Award Recipients

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2019 - The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association(ASLRRA) has awarded its annual Jake Award to 293 member railroads, recognizing above industry average safety performance during 2018..

ASLRRA Urges Congress to Act on Short Line Tax Credit

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2019 - The time is now, say the 1,000 railroad and supplier members of ASLRRA, for Congress to act on the Short Line 45G tax credit, expired since December 2017.

Railroad Industry Converges on Washington

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2019 - On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 550 railroad industry professionals from across the nation will participate in Railroad Day on Capitol Hill.