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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Short Line Tax Credit Tops 100 Co-sponsors in 116th Congress 

WASHINGTON, February 12, 2019 – Late yesterday, HR 510, which calls for permanence of the short line tax credit, formally received its 100th co-sponsor.

Senate Joins House in Call for Permanence of Short Line Tax Credit

WASHINGTON, January 25, 2019 – Today the Building Rail Access for Customers and the Economy (BRACE) Act, S. 203, was introduced, offering permanence to the Short Line Railroad Maintenance Tax Credit (‘45G’) and providing application of the credit through 2018.

Chuck Baker Chosen to Lead ASLRRA

Today the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association’s (ASLRRA) Chair, Judy Petry, President and General Manager of Farmrail System, Inc., announced the ASLRRA Board’s appointment of Charles H. “Chuck” Baker as the Association’s new President. Baker will begin his tenure on February 4, 2019.