Upcoming ASLRRA Events

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  • February 19 2020
    FRA Penalties and Violations 02/19/2020 Join this webinar to discuss the options available to short lines on how to prepare and interact with inspectors during an audit, and available options when a violation has been received. Most short lines are considered a small business under CFR Part 209 Subpart C, which requires special actions from FRA when dealing with short lines. ASLRRA’s Jo Strang and JR Gelnar will be conducting the webinar and taking questions from participants at the end of the presentation. Add to Calendar
  • March 4 2020
    Railroad Day 2020 03/04/2020 Add to Calendar
  • March 11 2020
    Emergency Docket Waivers 03/11/2020 Pursuant to Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 211.45, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator can activate an emergency relief docket if extreme conditions constitute an emergency event to railroad operations. When a docket is activated a notice will be filed in the Federal Register and placed on the Federal Railroad Administration website.  This webinar will provide greater detail in regards to an emergency docket and provide instruction on how a railroad can file a waiver petition under the emergency docket for temporary relief of certain safety regulations. ASLRRA’s Jo Strang and JR Gelnar will be conducting the webinar and taking questions from participants following the presentation. Add to Calendar
  • April 14 2020
    Advanced DSLE and Labor Relations Training 04/14/2020 - 04/16/2020 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
  • May 2 2020
    ASLRRA 2020 Annual Convention 05/02/2020 - 05/05/2020 Gaylord Texan 2020 ASLRRA Annual Convention 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 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
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