Press Releases

ASLRRA represents the interests of the nation’s 603 short line railroads, speaking on issues of importance to us in the media and in Congressional Hearings.  ASLRRA also represents industry interests in the regulatory arena, providing comments to issuing entities such as the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), the Department of Transportation (DOT) on the impact to our small business members.

 

U.S. House of Representatives Supports Short Line Tax Credit at Record High Numbers

WASHINGTON, September 17, 2019 - 272 Representatives Have Signed On to the BRACE Act, H.R. 510

ASLRRA Unveils PTC CI-BOS Agreement for Short Lines, Provided by Herzog

WASHINGTON, September 11, 2019 - Herzog Technology, Inc.’s Hosted CI-BOS is Delivers Short Line PTC Compliance at an Affordable Price

Short Line Tax Credit Reaches Historic Levels of U.S. Senate Support

WASHINGTON, September 10, 2019 - Senate Tally Crosses 60 Members – ASLRRA Says “Time is Now”

ASLRRA Urges DOT to Consider Small Business Perspective

WASHINGTON, August 19, 2019 - Jo Strang, Senior Vice President, Safety & Regulatory Policy for the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) testified today on behalf of the nation’s 603 short line railroads before the Small Business Administration during a hearing on National Regulatory Fairness.

Senate Task Force Reports Confirm Need for Certainty in Tax Policy

WASHINGTON, August 14, 2019 - The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) issued the following statement regarding the release of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee taskforce reports that examined more than 40 temporary tax provisions that expired, or will expire, between December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2019.

ASLRRA Fall Regional Meetings Focus on Preparedness

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2019 - Three meetings provide best-practice education, networking and add-on training opportunities

ASLRRA Announces Annual Jake Award Recipients

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2019 - The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association(ASLRRA) has awarded its annual Jake Award to 293 member railroads, recognizing aboveindustry average safety performance during 2018..

ASLRRA Urges Congress to Act on Short Line Tax Credit

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2019 - The time is now, say the 1,000 railroad and supplier members of ASLRRA, for Congress to act on the Short Line 45G tax credit, expired since December 2017.

Railroad Industry Converges on Washington

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2019 - On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 550 railroad industry professionals from across the nation will participate in Railroad Day on Capitol Hill. 

ASLRRA Welcomes New Partner at CCH

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2019 - The lobbying firm of Chambers, Conlon and Hartwell (CC&H) is pleased to announce that Channon Hanna is joining the firm as a Partner. Ms. Hanna will work on various issues for the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) and for CC&H’s commuter rail and public transit clients.

ASLRRA 2019 Convention Highlights

ORLANDO,FL, April 10, 2019 - More than 1,700 members of the short line industry attended the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association’s (ASLRRA) 2019 CONNECTIONS Convention, held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida.

ASLRRA Honors Peter Gilbertson for Decades of Service

ORLANDO,FL, April 9, 2019 - The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has selected Peter A. Gilbertson, President and CEO of Anacostia Rail Holdings Company, as the recipient of the 2019 Thomas L. Schlosser Distinguished Service Award

ASLRRA Honors Career Dedication to Railroad Safety

ORLANDO,FL, April 8, 2019 - The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) today honored two outstanding individuals for their career commitment to railroadsafety at the 2019 CONNECTIONS Convention in Orlando, Florida.

Short Line Railroads, NGVAmerica, to Host Congressional Tax Aides

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2019 - Today, the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) and Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) will be on the Hill to host Congressional tax aides for a “lunch and learn” to discuss the impact that expired tax extenders .

Short Line Railroads Urge Congress - Take Action on Short Term Tax Policies

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2019 - Chuck Baker, President of the American Short Line and Regional Railroads Association (ASLRRA) submitted comments urging Congress to take action on the so-called “tax extender” policies which include the Short Line Tax Credit.

Chuck Baker Testifies Before Senate Commerce Committee

WASHINGTON, February 26, 2019 - Today Chuck Baker, President of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA), testified before the Senate Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety.

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.

H.R. 510 Calls for Permanence of the Short Line Tax Credit

WASHINGTON, January 16, 2019 – Judy Petry, Chair of ASLRRA, and President and General Manager of Farmrail System, Inc. has issued a statement regarding the January 11, 2019 House Congressional action that offers permanence to the Short Line Railroad Maintenance Tax Credit (‘45G’) and provides retroactivity through December 31, 2018.


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