The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) has named Sam Cotton as Senior Manager, Safety and Operations, replacing Mike Long, who recently accepted a position with the Federal Railroad Administration. Cotton will be responsible for management of SLSI’s Safety Culture Assessment program, a “voluntary, non-punitive and confidential five-to-ten-day onsite process with a rigorous methodology that includes an online survey of staff, discussions with management, and observations of a railroad’s daily practices.”
American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association President Linda Darr on June 5 announced her resignation, effective July 27, from the organization she has led since late 2014. She has accepted the CEO position at the American Council of Engineering Companies, a trade association described by ASLRRA Chair Judy Petry as “a considerably larger organization and industry.” Twenty percent of ACEC members are companies that do business is the railway space.
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) presented several annual awards at the 2018 CONNECTIONS Convention in Nashville. And one of its executives became the first League of Railway Women Hall of Fame inductee.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Short line railroad industry stakeholders had simple orders Wednesday during the Railroad Day on the Hill: Stay on track when presenting their legislative agenda to elected representatives.
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association marked a significant safety achievement as the industry’s 603 short line railroads operated for a full year fatality-free.
BNSF Railway selected Farmrail as its 2017 Shortline of the Year at its annual Shortline Conference. The holding company for Class 3 carriers Grainbelt Corp. and Farmrail Corp. was recognized for its entrepreneurial spirit and diligence in attracting new customers.
American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) President Linda Bauer Darr on Oct. 4 testified before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials in support of the infrastructure needs of Class II and III railroads.
The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) has been awarded a $500,000 grant by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to create a Hazardous Materials Training Academy.
Short line railroads continue to emphasize their role as a critical economic link and job provider in events with elected representatives.