ASLRRA President Chuck Baker

ASLRRA Honors Safety Professional, Safety Person of the Year; Names 2024 Environmental Award Winner

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has named Mission Mountain Railroad (MMR) Railcar Repairman Sam Pederson as its Safety Person of the Year and Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) Training Program Manager Albert Manning as its Safety Professional of the Year. Also, Sierra Northern Railway is named ASLRRA’s 2024 Environmental Award winner. All three awards were presented on March 25 at ASLRRA’s Annual Conference, held this year in Kansas City, Mo.

MaxAccel’s SafeTrack platform offers a core set of crew management functions, including employee certification status, extra board management, employee communications, HOS compliance, job/territory qualification, and payroll with claims and arbitraries. (Image Courtesy of MaxAccel)

MaxAccel Joins ASLRRA Member Discount Program

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has selected MaxAccel, which supplies electronic recordkeeping applications, to become its newest Member Discount Program provider.

Senate Budget Committee Advances REEF Act

The Senate Budget Committee on March 6 voted unanimously to advance the bipartisan Railroad Employee Equity and Fairness (REEF) Act, which aims to protect railroad employees from cuts to unemployment and sickness insurance and eliminate mandated cuts to the Railroad Retirement Board’s Unemployment Insurance Account.

From Left to Right: R.J. Corman Railroad Services VP Mark Boyle; Dan Blair, Executive Director of TriMet's Transit Systems and Asset Support Division; and John Weston, Executive Director of TriMet's Maintenance Operations.
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People News: Michael Baker International, R.J. Corman, TriMet, CABT, NS

Michael Baker International strengthens its Rail and Transit team. Also, R.J. Corman Railroad Services Vice President Mark Boyle is appointed to the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA); TriMet names two new members to its executive leadership team; Emily DeLuca is named as the Coalition Against Bigger Trucks’ (CABT) new Director of Advocacy; and Norfolk Southern (NS) announces leadership changes within its Marketing division.

A $3.47 million CRISI grant made replacement of the William J. “Bill” Duggan bridge by the Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS) possible. The new bridge opened to freight rail traffic on June 30, 2020.

Is Your CRISI Application Under Way?

The countdown is on! The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is expected to release its CRISI (Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements) notice of funding opportunity in March, with less than 90 days