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!

Please select a webinar from the list below, sign in and register.  After registering on the ASLRRA website, you will receive an email link to complete your registration on the the GoToWebinars platform.  You must complete your registration at GoToWebinars in order to receive final instructions and join the webinar.

Online registration closes at midnight the day before the scheduled event.  For assistance registering, please contact Sabrina Waiss at swaiss@aslrra.org.

Upcoming Webinars

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  • October 16 2019
    Maximizing Income Tax Savings Using Estate Tax 10/16/2019 Due to the significantly increased estate tax exemption levels, typical estate planning is changing for almost all families.  Bill will discuss several ways in which your estate planning should be changed to accomplish income tax savings by maximizing estate tax law opportunities.  After hearing this discussion, you will be reaching out to your estate attorney to change your estate documents.  Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in Q&A at the end of the presentation. Presented by: William Kriesel, CPA/PFS, CFP, AEP, Partner-In-Charge, Financial Planning, Bowers & Company CPAs Add to Calendar
  • October 23 2019
    Crossings: the Necessary Evil We Must Contend With 10/23/2019 Join Fletcher & Sippel’s Michael Barron for a timely webinar focusing on the risks and pratfalls of utility crossings and some arrows railroads may have in the quiver to deal with them. Mr. Barron will also discuss the current state and best practices of dealing with blocked crossing issues.  Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in Q&A at the end of the presentation. Presented by: Michael Barron, Attorney, Fletcher & Sippel, LLC Add to Calendar
  • October 30 2019
    Meeting Positive Train Control (PTC) Host Requirements Pt. 1 10/30/2019 This is the first of a two-part webinar series that discusses important requirements that PTC tenant railroads must meet to obtain and maintain permission to operate over a host railroad’s PTC territory.  This first webinar focuses on interoperability, including industry initiatives to manage interoperable PTC and tenant security measures needed to keep the interoperable PTC communication pathways protected.  The second webinar will address specific evidence of compliance with PTC host requirements that must be maintained by PTC tenants for the full life-cycle of PTC, and describe tools to assist ASLRRA members in meeting these long-term requirements.   Implications for hosted service providers will also be discussed at each webinar. Add to Calendar
  • October 31 2019
    Private Grade Crossing Safety 10/31/2019 Attend this webinar to learn regulatory requirements regarding private crossings. Further, we will discuss evaluating the overall safety of a private crossing and how to working with local officials and landowners in mitigating safety concerns.  Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in Q&A at the end of the presentation. Presented by: JR Gelnar, VP Safety & Compliance, ASLRRA Add to Calendar
  • November 5 2019
    RRB General Eligibility and Employee Benefits 11/05/2019 In the first in a series of 3 webinars, we will be reviewing general eligibility requirements and taking a closer look at Employee retirement and disability benefits. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in Q&A at the end of the presentation. Add to Calendar
  • November 6 2019
    Ops Testing w/ Employee Performance Tracking for Compliance 11/06/2019 This webinar will cover operations testing with performance tracking and employee accountability for safety compliance. For short line and regional railroads, tracking employee performance and ensuring they align with regulatory safety standards and operating procedures is an important part of ensuring safety and security in the organization.  However, without an effective ops testing program and access to consolidated tools for tracking employee accountability due to lack of visibility into employee history (like demerits, drug and alcohol testing failures, or verbal cautions) across locations, Labor Relations and railroads meeting safety goals becomes challenging.  In this webinar, Sr. Railroad Consultant and Program Manager Ashok Madhavan will address these challenges and share how short line and regional railroads can ensure effective ops testing with performance tracking to build employee accountability for safety compliance. Ashok will share tips to build a robust ops testing program, how to track employee performance through accountability tools, and help labor relations to improve safety. He will also outline best practices to respond to violations and set up policies to track employee performance. Presented by: Ashok Madhavan, Sr. Railroad Consultant and Program Manager, CloudMoyo Add to Calendar
  • November 20 2019
    Sales & Use Tax: Supreme Court Rulings Effect on Short Lines 11/20/2019 Sales and use tax laws are complicated.   Currently 45 states and thousands of local jurisdictions impose such taxes.   To add to this complexity, each state and local jurisdiction have different laws and regulations defining what products and services are taxable. These challenges have been further complicated by the new economic nexus rules resulting from the U.S. Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair.  In this webinar we will review the sales tax exposure that the majority of Short Line Railroads will face, and review what alternatives they have to ensure compliance.  Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in Q&A at the end of the presentation. Presented by: Michael Fralix, CPA, Bowers & Company, CPAs PLLC Add to Calendar
  • November 21 2019
    RRB Spouse Benefits and Working After Retirement 11/21/2019 In the second session, we will be discussing eligibility requirements for Spouses and Divorced Spouses and reviewing work limits after retirement.  Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in Q&A at the end of the presentation. Presented by: Jodi Huskey, District Manager, St Louis, Missouri, U.S. Railroad Retirement Board Add to Calendar
  • December 3 2019
    Digitalize REN & ISS to Improve Compliance & Settlements 12/03/2019 Digitally transform REN and ISS to improve compliance and accelerate the settlement lifecycle. Often providing the first and last mile of service, short line and regional railroads play a critical role in the freight transportation network. Interchanging with larger, Class I railroads, short lines must manage a large amount of revenue settlements involved in a route. Compliance with the Railway Accounting Rules (RAR) and Rate EDI Network (REN) is mandatory.  In this webinar, industry expert and CloudMoyo Product Manager Bishram Keshri will share how short line and regional railroads can digitally transform REN and ISS to accelerate the settlement lifecycle, reduce time and costs, and improve compliance by managing ISS within a REN-complaint, secure environment with increased visibility into the settlement process.  Bishram will outline how digitalizing ISS will help you enjoy an accelerated revenue lifecycle through automation of the interline settlement processes, reduce time and cost while increasing revenue, and be better equipped to meet mandatory compliances through ISS. Presented by: Bishram Keshri, Product Manager, Digital Rail Solutions, CloudMoyo Add to Calendar
  • December 4 2019
    FRA Regulatory & Program Requirements for Short Lines Part 1 12/04/2019 Attend part one of this two-part series to review the program and training requirements of 18 FRA regulations. We will provide a simple description and overview of the regulation and discuss which regulations require programs and training.  Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in Q&A at the end of the presentation. Presented by: JR Gelnar, VP Safety & Compliance, ASLRRA Add to Calendar
  • December 5 2019
    RRB Survivor Benefits and General Information 12/05/2019 In the final session we will be reviewing Survivor eligibility requirements and additional information relating to all benefits.  Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in Q&A at the end of the presentation. Presented by: Jodi Huskey, District Manager, St Louis, Missouri, U.S. Railroad Retirement Board Add to Calendar
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ASLRRA Webinars Cancellation Policy
ASLRRA must be notified by phone, (202) 628-4500 or email aslrra@aslrra.org of any cancellations or requests for refunds.