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  • August 11 2020
    Advanced DSLE and Labor Relations Training 08/11/2020 - 08/13/2020 <strong>THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY. PLEASE PROCEED TO CHECKOUT TO BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST. WE WILL NOTIFY YOU OF ANY AVAILABILITY.</strong> <br /><br /> ASLRRA has partnered with the Iowa Northern Railway to develop this comprehensive Advanced Designated Supervisor of Locomotive Engineer (DSLE) and Labor Relations Training Seminar. This three-day seminar is intended to provide railroad managers with training on a complex regulation that they address daily. <br /><br />Day one of the seminar will focus on Designated Supervisor of Locomotive Engineer (DSLE) responsibilities and the application and administration of 49 CFR Part 240. For many railroads, the DSLE also manages the Conductor Certification program under 49 CFR Part 242. In many aspects, Part 240 and Part 242 mirror each other. Similarities and differences will be addressed in this section. <br /><br />Day two will focus on locomotive event recorder operation and data analysis. This section will provide supervisors with a working knowledge of the event recorder on-board and playback components. It will allow managers to increase their skills and competencies in conducting event recorder analysis as well as development of formal data custody and retention programs. <br /><br />Day three will focus on labor relations and human resources topics. Specifically, this portion of the seminar will help managers gain a basic understanding of the Railway Labor Act. This section will outline the essential components of the discipline process and will provide managers with valuable knowledge on how to conduct an effective formal hearing. Add to Calendar
  • August 11 2020
    What’s New Regarding Confidential Close Call Report System? 08/11/2020 Recently, the FRA, ASLRRA and SLSI agreed to revise the language in the C3RS IMOU for the short line program. The revisions, positive effects in safety enhancement, and SLSI Peer Review Team (PRT) of short line data collected will be discussed in greater detail. Short lines wishing to enhance employee involvement, information sharing and create a stronger safety culture should attend this webinar.  Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in Q&A at the end of the presentation. Add to Calendar
  • August 19 2020
    Assessment of Railroad Bridges using Wireless Smart Sensors 08/19/2020 Despite displacement under train loads being widely considered as an important indicator of a bridge condition, current monitoring solutions cannot provide such measurement in a reliable, cost-effective, and rapidly deployable manner. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with support from the Federal Railroad Administration, have successfully demonstrated a wireless monitoring system with the capability to provide dynamic displacement estimation, while remaining inexpensive and easy to deploy. This webinar aims to inform the industry of the development and practical application of this bridge condition assessment system. The webinar is expected to foster a collaboration with short line railroads to enable more extensive field testing and to refine the system to better meet the industry’s needs. Researchers envision an end-to-end wireless railroad bridge condition assessment system with an intuitive and accessible user interface for bridge engineers, featuring historical data access, anomaly detection, and emergency reporting. This innovation is expected to facilitate timely decision making on maintenance, repair, and replacement actions.  Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in Q&A at the end of the presentation. Add to Calendar
  • September 23 2020
    Leadership Development Training, Regulatory Module 09/23/2020 - 09/24/2020 ASLRRA is offering the association’s Regulatory Module of the Leadership Development Training program developed collaboratively with the Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI). This module covers critical regulatory information for short line and regional railroad managers to strengthen the understanding and application of certain regulations to enhance the railroads’ overall safety practices and culture. <br /><br />Developed for railroad supervisors and managers from multiple crafts, the curriculum is relevant to a diverse group of short line railroad industry professionals. The two-day training program provides an overview of the federal agencies that regulate railroads, and includes a comprehensive review of 49CFR Parts 217, 218, 219, 225, 228.  The training combines traditional presentation methods with interactive discussion using real world examples to round out the attendees’ understanding of complicated regulations and how they impact front line operations. Add to Calendar
  • October 27 2020
    General Code of Operating Rules (GCOR) Training 10/27/2020 - 10/29/2020 ASLRRA has partnered with the Iowa Northern Railway to provide this Comprehensive General Code of Operating Rules (GCOR) Training Seminar at Iowa Northern’s training facility in Waterloo, IA. The Eighth edition will be released prior to the class. The three-day training seminar is intended for railroads who have adopted the GCOR as their operating rules with an emphasis on the revised rules and the transition guide. This training may be used to meet operating rules training as required by 49 CFR Part 240, 242 and 214 Subpart C.  <strong><i>Attendees must bring their Eighth edition GCOR for reference.</i></strong> Add to Calendar
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