ASLRRA’s 2020 Connections Convention is Going Virtual!

ASLRRA’s 2020 Connections Convention is pivoting to an online platform and we’re committed to delivering a great experience with the exceptional speakers and quality content our attendees have come to expect! Join railroad industry colleagues for a week packed with insightful observations from industry leaders and key stakeholders, spirited panel discussions, deep-dive breakout education sessions, engaging real-time polling and Q&A, interactive networking, and the latest and greatest product and service offerings from dozens of industry suppliers. Log on from the comfort of your home or office and choose from a great selection of live and on-demand content, including:

Daily General Sessions Featuring Top Tier Speakers from Government & Industry

  • FRA Administrator, Ronald L. Batory
  • PHMSA Administrator, Howard “Skip” Elliott
  • STB Member, Patrick Fuchs
  • Senior Transportation Analyst, Anthony Hatch
  • Rail Shippers, Private Equity Investors, Short Line Owners and Top Executives
  • State and Federal Legislators and Regulators

Nearly 30 Hours of Interactive Breakout Sessions

  • Economic Update
  • Marijuana Use in the Workplace
  • Run, Hide, Fight: Active Shooter Events 
  • Site Selection & Development
  • Locomotive Emissions - What Short Lines Need to Know
  • Engineer/Conductor Substance Abuse Certification Issues

Ten Education Tracks Featuring Insightful & Informative Panel Discussions

  • Next Generation of Bridge Management (Engineering & MOW)
  • Managing Health Risks in the Workplace (Human Resources)
  • General Counsel Panel Discussion 
  • Rail Car Crude Storage (Operations & Safety)
  • Positive Train Control (Technology)
  • Lessons from Leaders (Young Professionals)
View the agenda for a detailed description of each day’s activities and register today

Registration Rates:
$250 for Members and $500 for Non-Members

Register Today!

A Message From ASLRRA Chairman, Doc Claussen

A Message From ASLRRA Vice Chairman, Stefan Loeb

A Message From ASLRRA's Eastern Region VP, Carl Belke

A Message From ASLRRA President, Chuck Baker

As much as we all long to get together in-person to network, negotiate, learn, and share stories, ASLRRA must put the safety of our members first, and we believe that this is the most responsible decision and in everyone’s best interest. However, while virtual can’t entirely replicate in-person, we do fully intend to deliver an exceptional content and educational experience that will ensure attendees are informed, enlightened, and up-to-date on all things short line. 

And being completely candid with you, our members, we do need your support for this conference – we need those of you who had already registered and signed up to sponsor and exhibit to stick with those commitments, and we need additional attendees too. The Association counts on the conference to be a profitable event which contributes significantly to the Association’s annual budget and funds many of the activities over the rest of the year that are so valuable to you – the advocacy on issues like the 45G tax credit, CRISI grants, truck size and weight issues, crew size mandates, the safety regulatory work at the FRA on issues like the Part 243 Training Standards, and the economic regulatory work at the STB on topics such as demurrage, reciprocal switching, and revenue adequacy. We are committed to making this virtual conference substantively successful, and we need it to be financially successful. We hope that you’ll give it a shot – and with no airfare and hotel costs associated with attending, you can participate and still spend significantly less than your original plans.


Chuck Baker
President, ASLRRA