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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  • Save the Date for Upcoming ASLRRA Events!

    ASLRRA 2019 CONNECTIONS Convention | Orlando, Florida | Marriott Orlando World Center | April 6-9, 2019

    Railroad Day on Capitol Hill | May 8, 2019 | Washington, DC

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  • ASLRRA Webinars

    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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H.R. 510 Calls for Permanence of the Short Line Tax Credit

WASHINGTON, January 16, 2019 – Judy Petry, Chair of ASLRRA, and President and General Manager of Farmrail System, Inc. has issued a statement regarding the January 11, 2019 House Congressional action that offers permanence to the Short Line Railroad Maintenance Tax Credit (‘45G’) and provides retroactivity through December 31, 2018.

Wabtec to Provide a PTC Multi-Tenant Hosted Solution to ASLRRA Member Short Lines

WASHINGTON, November 8, 2018 – The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has entered into an agreement with Wabtec Railway Electronics, Inc. (Wabtec) to provide Positive Train Control (PTC) support to its members via the WabtecCloud Multi-Tenant Back Office (MTBO) solution.

Rockwell Collins Chosen to Provide PTC Safety Documentation Support to Short Line Railroads

WASHINGTON, October 8, 2018 – The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has taken the next step in their plan to provide a suite of services for short line railroads equipping for Positive Train Control (PTC) by selecting Rockwell Collins to assist tenant short lines in the creation of safety-related documentation required to obtain permission to operate over a host’s PTC territory.