Upcoming ASLRRA Events

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  • April 8 2020
    Insights Into the RRIF Express Loan Application Process 04/08/2020 Join experts from The Seneca Group and Bowers & Company, CPAs for insights and guidance on the RRIF Express loan application process. This session will also cover the audited financial statement requirement, including an overview of the process, what’s needed and how to prepare, and how to factor this into your timeline.  Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in Q&A at the end of the presentation. Add to Calendar
  • April 9 2020
    Service Excellence with Integrated Crew & Safety Management 04/09/2020 Managing the complex safety requirements and increasing crew expectations in freight rail today is challenging short line and regional railroads to take an innovative technology based approach. In this webinar, Sr. Railroad Consultants Shannon Bloxom and Ashok Madhavan will outline how an integrated, technology-driven approach in duty assignments, safety testing, and crew training will help railroads optimize crew operations and meet safety requirements in a simplified and efficient manner. You will also learn how railroads leverage in-depth insights with latest analytics technologies to better optimize crew, meet FRA and regulatory requirements, and track operational metrics. Some of the topics included this webinar will be: the key risks that are contributing to safety incidents and inefficiencies in crew operations in railroads today; what factors are contributing to these risks; how an integrated technology approach in crew management, testing, and training can simplify crew and safety management for service excellence; value of in-depth insights and latest analytics technologies to better optimize crew, meet FRA and regulatory requirements, and track operational metrics. Add to Calendar
  • April 14 2020
    A Railroad Employer’s Guide to the FFCRA Legislation 04/14/2020 The second phase of Congress’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic focused on paid leave and unemployment benefits for employees and families. Join Labor & Employment counsel from Fletcher & Sippel LLC for guidance on FFCRA compliance and the establishment of workplace policies related to COVID-19. Attendees will have an opportunity to submit questions in advance as well as during the presentation, and we will hold a live Q&A at the end of the presentation. Add to Calendar
  • April 16 2020
    COVID-19: CDC Guidance and Strategies for Employers 04/16/2020 Join industry medical experts for an overview of CDC guidelines and mitigation strategies to help keep the workplace safe for essential railroad employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Registered attendees will have an opportunity to participate in Q&A at the end of the presentation.  Upon registration, attendees will also receive an emailed link to submit questions in advance, in order to allow presenters to research and provide the most accurate and comprehensive answers possible. Add to Calendar
  • April 22 2020
    Employer Training Resources: Registered Apprenticeships 04/22/2020 Do you have any type of on-the-job training program for employees? Then you already have an apprenticeship, you just don't have it registered yet!  Join us for an engaging webinar discussing the benefits of establishing a National Registered Apprenticeship. Employers can unlock tax credits, tuition reimbursement in some states, as well as Monthly Housing Allowances (MHAs) for veterans by setting up an apprenticeship. Learn how to set one of these programs up at your company with our experts at SPRING and FASTPORT. The best part is, it is free to set up as well! Speakers: Michele Malski, President, SPRING and Dave Harrison, Executive Director, Military Engagement and Apprenticeships, FASTPORT Add to Calendar
  • May 2 2020
    ASLRRA 2020 Annual Convention 05/02/2020 - 05/05/2020 Gaylord Texan 2020 ASLRRA Annual Convention Add to Calendar
  • May 5 2020
    Performance Management: Employee Counseling & Discipline 05/05/2020 Employees are valuable assets and essential for businesses to be successful in delivering products, goods and services to meet customer needs.  This is especially true in the rail industry where employees, often independently, are required to do their jobs in a safe, reliable and coordinated fashion.  When employees fail to do their jobs, what do you do?  This webinar is designed to give managers and supervisors an overview of how to deal with this situation and address performance problems, with emphasis on unionized settings.  Subjects covered include setting performance expectations, counseling employees and, where required, assessing discipline.  Attendees will receive practical tips to help you be successful in this process, and will have an opportunity to participate in Q&A at the end of the presentation. Add to Calendar
  • May 19 2020
    Leadership Development Training, Regulatory Module 05/19/2020 - 05/20/2020 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
  • June 2 2020
    45G - What To Do Now That It’s Renewed 06/02/2020 45G has been renewed for five years – now how do you take full advantage of this valuable benefit?  The 5-year renewal comes with some very special rules relating to retroactivity, accrual versus cash basis Taxpayers, 45G expenditures versus income tax expenditures, etc. In this session we will explain these rules and discuss how short lines can take advantage of this important credit. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in Q&A at the end of the presentation. Add to Calendar
  • June 23 2020
    General Code of Operating Rules (GCOR) Training 06/23/2020 - 06/25/2020 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
  • July 14 2020
    Advanced DSLE and Labor Relations Training 07/14/2020 - 07/16/2020 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
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