Our Class I partners are also busy responding to the crisis. Below are some examples about how they are communicating to customers and shareholders.
Have a story to share about how your railroad is responding? Contact Amy Krouse, VP Communications by emailing email@example.com.
Helpful Hints for Railroad Entities in Managing Operations During COVID-19 Pandemic
- For any railroads with personnel operating in an area of the country that is under mandatory quarantine or partial “lockdown”, the ASLRRA and AAR can provide you with a letter that will serve as necessary documentation and allow critical employees to travel to and from work and continue to do their job. Please contact Jo Strang or JR Gelnar for assistance.
- Railroads are part of the critical infrastructure of this country:
- Transportation is considered Emergency Service Function (ESF)-1 by the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
- DHS notes the "Transportation Systems Sector" as one of the 16 Critical Infrastructure Sectors in the country. We are working with the DHS to make sure that railroad workers are included when they provide guidance to states and localities on this subject.