Monday, October 5

11:00 am – 1:00 pm Opening General Session  

Join Doc Claussen, ASLRRA’s Chairman, and Chuck Baker, ASLRRA’s President, to kick off the week.  Monday’s focus is on industry and short
line safety.

  Welcome - Doc Claussen, Chairman, ASLRRA
  "State of the Association" Address - Chuck Baker, President, ASLRRA

Keynote - Ron Batory, Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration  

Safety Awards Presentation

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Education Breakout Sessions  



Tuesday, October 6

11:00 am – 1:00 pm General Session - Washington Focus: "What's New in the Swamp?"  

The focus will be on our key partners in the Legislative and Regulatory Arenas beginning at 11am.


A panel discussion featuring key Congressional insiders focused on the longer-term view of what we can expect from Congress –
infrastructure, 45G, and more!



An overview of the new FRA structure supporting the Short Line Industry with Mike Long. This session will also include the opportunity to
ask questions of the East and West Region leadership.

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Education Breakout Sessions  


Wednesday, October 7

11:00 am – 1:00 pm General Session - Managing the Mayhem: Economy & Business Development Beyond COVID  

Despite a global pandemic, short lines have continued to deliver!  The focus is on providing a balanced look at the year we’ve had, and
preparing for the future.

  Keynote - Tony Hatch, Senior Transportation Analyst, ABH Consulting: What's New, What's Old, What's Not Coming Back (COVID Changes)  

How Does the Investment Market View and Evaluate Short Lines

Join representatives from BMO Capital Markets, 3i, and First State Investments

  Short Lines - Finding Opportunities Everywhere   

Winners of the 2020 Business Development Award will join Stefan Loeb to share growth initiatives.

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Education Breakout Sessions

Thursday, October 8

Exhibitor Orientation
Exhibitor Orientation
11:00 am – 1:00 pm General Session - Building Critical Partnerships  

Join us for an overview of the state of play with State DOTs, shippers, and movement of hazardous materials. Leave with some ideas of how
to maximize these partnerships to achieve business goals in 2020.

  Keynote - Skip Elliott, Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration  
  Working with State DOT's  

State DOT rail representatives discuss how to build relationships with your state rail representatives, what drives investment opportunity,
what are they looking forward to in a transportation bill.

  What would it take to move more freight by Rail?  

Join rail shippers to discuss barriers and opportunities in moving more freight to rail.

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Education Breakout Sessions  

Friday, October 9

Exhibitor Orientation
Exhibitor Orientation
11:00 am – 1:00 pm General Session - Looking to the Future  

To close out our week, join us for ideas on how we are all moving forward – together.

  Keynote - Patrick Fuchs, Member, Surface Transportation Board  
  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Seminar  

Join us to hear how an intentional effort to engage all employees builds a better work culture and better results.

  Where are we headed?  
  Join Short Line CEOs and Chuck Baker in a frank discussion about the year we’ve survived, and the year ahead.  
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Education Breakout Sessions  

PLEASE NOTE - Schedule is subject to change.