Wednesday, April 01, 2009

ASLRRA President’s Awards, Jake Awards announced

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The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has recognized seven railroads with its President’s Award, honoring companies “that truly achieved exemplary safety accomplishments, both for the year and over extended periods.”

ASLRRA, in a statement, said, “Four of these railroads earned President's Awards for reaching their 34th consecutive year without an FRA-reportable personal injury. These railroads are: the Delta Valley & Southern Railway Co.; the Hollis & Eastern Railroad Co.; the Louisville, New Albany & Corydon Railroad; and the Omaha Lincoln & Beatrice RailwayCo.”

wprr-1201.jpgThe association noted that Willamette & Pacific Railroad, Inc. (pictured) achieved two President's Awards, "the second time in the history of the President’s Awards that this has occurred. The WPRR earned awards for having the lowest FSI (frequency/severity index) in the 250,000+ man-hours category, as well as for having the most man-hours while maintaining an FSI of 0.00." The Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Co. claimed a President's Award for having the most man-hours below the industry average FSI.

The West Texas & Lubbock Railway Co. won the Most Improved Award.

ASLRRA said 235 of its railroad members earned Jake Awards with Distinction for reaching the ultimate goal of achieving a 0.00 FSI for the entire year. An additional 105 railroads received Jake Awards for having an FSI rate lower than theindustry average of 20.26.

More details, including a full list of winners for the Jake Awards, can be obtained at the ASLRRA’s website, and looking under the association’s “Hot Tracks” category.