Short-liners push for long-awaited tax credit

The time is now, say the 1,000 railroad and supplier members of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA), for Congress to act on the Short Line 45G tax credit, expired since December 2017.

45G tax credit gaining support

The bills to make the short line railroad 45G tax credit permanent, HR 510 and S 203, have recently gained momentum.

Railroad Day 2019: Cooperation and problem-solving

On May 8 more than 400 representatives from the railroad industry participated in 350 Congressional meetings as part of our annual Railroad Day on Capitol Hill.

New Congress, New Faces, New Challenges

LEGISLATIVE REPORT, APRIL 2019 – Knock, knock. Who’s there? If at the door are those laboring in official Washington, the answer is, “many new faces”—new congressional committee chairs, regulators, association chiefs, lobbyists and labor negotiators. Does not danger dwell where unfamiliarity and uncertainty lurk?

Once Upon a Time

PERSPECTIVE: SHORT LINE & REGIONAL, APRIL 2019 – “Once upon a time”: Four words that begin some of the most enduring and beloved stories in Western Literature. They are enduring because they have been read over and over again by every generation, and because the hero overcomes obstacles to end up in a good place, and everybody lives happily ever after.

Claussen new ASLRRA Chair

Doc Claussen, vice chair of Gulf & Ohio Railways, Inc., is the new chair of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA).

ASLRRA 2019 CONNECTIONS Convention wrap-up

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association 2019 CONNECTIONS Convention, held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Fla., “delivered outstanding education and networking, and celebrated industry excellence,” ASLRRA said.

ASLRRA honors Gilbertson, safety leaders

At its 2019 CONNECTIONS Convention in Orlando, Fla., the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) presented Peter A. Gilbertson, President and CEO of Anacostia Rail Holdings Co., with the 2019 Thomas L. Schlosser Distinguished Service Award, and honored Cleo Johnson, Jr., Maintenance-of-Way Foreman, Mississippi Export Railroad, was as Safety Person of the Year and David Nagy, Executive Director of Safety, Springfield Terminal d/b/a Pan Am Railway, as Safety Professional of the Year.

Fighting Trump’s border-slowdown threat

Eighteen North American trade associations representing railroads, truckers and their customers that ship between the United States and Mexico have joined forces to tell the Trump Administration and Congress that restricting cross-border trade by either complete shutdown or slowdown, as President Trump has threatened, will have serious, highly damaging economic and social consequences.

Baker to Congress: Don’t be short-sighted about short lines

When last we heard from American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) President Chuck Baker, he was testifying before the Senate Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety on the role Class II and III railroads play in supporting intermodal connections across the U.S. surface transportation network. He also urged support for the Short Line 45-G Tax Credit.