Safety Training

Throughout the year, the ASLRRA provides numerous training seminars. These seminars allow employees of Class II and III railroads the opportunity to increase their knowledge of important or changing requirements of the everyday operation of a railroad.

Seminar topics are determined by current issues and new or changed federal regulations.

Past topics have included Bridge Inspection & Maintenance, Employee Safety Training, Engineer Certification, Drug and Alcohol Training, On-Track Safety Awareness, Roadway Worker Protection, Continuous Welded Rail, Hazardous Materials, Equipment Inspection and Environmental Protection Agency Mentoring Programs.

Working with federal agencies such as the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), ASLRRA staff designs training targeted to small railroads. Much of this training is conducted by the regulatory agencies with the assistance of ASLRRA staff and its members.

In addition, the FRA hosts training opportunities at various railroad sites around the country upon request. As information on these training classes becomes known, details will be placed here, and communicated to members.


ASLRRA hosts annual seminars geared to specific business functions, hosted in centrally located cities. These seminars cover timely topics facilitated by industry experts, and are often co-located with other Regional Meetings in order to maximize the time and resources spent for attendees. As more information on these seminars becomes known, details will be placed here, and communicated to members

Annual seminars include:

  • Finance & Administration Seminar
  • General Counsel Symposium
  • Drug & Alcohol Seminar – Co-hosted by ASLRRA and the FRA