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Railroad Day on Capitol Hill

Railroad Day on Capitol Hill has proven to be the single most effective way to get our industry’s message to Congress. The size of the event, the geographical diversity of the participants,

ASLRRA: Yurasko New General Counsel; Reilly Signs On For PTC

Two experienced railroad professionals—Sarah Yurasko and Eileen Reilly—have joined the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) in legal and technology consulting roles, respectively. Yurasko is the Association’s new General Counsel, replacing Keith Borman, who retired after 15 years. Reilly’s company, Global Train Services LLC, has signed on as a consultant for Positive Train Control services.

The “Baking” of Short Line Sustenance

WATCHING WASHINGTON, RAILWAY AGE DECEMBER 2019 ISSUE: Kermit the Frog won our hearts singing “lovers, the dreamers and me,” while Thomas the Tank Engine’s “yes we can” encouraged us and Barack Obama’s “Audacity of Hope” inspired us. These words also describe small-railroad entrepreneurs providing the first and last mile for one of every five carloads.

Baker to Congress: Short Lines Have “The Right Stuff”

Chuck Baker, President of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA), on Dec. 5 testified before a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing entitled “Where’s My Stuff?: Examining the Economic, Environmental, and Societal Impacts of Freight Transportation.” Two subcommittees—Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials and Highways and Transit—jointly hosted the hearing.

ASLRRA, CloudMoyo Launch Webinar Series

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) and CloudMoyo, a provider of AI (artificial intelligence)-based management technologies, have launched a new education initiative consisting of webinars “focused on using next-generation technologies to address key challenges and opportunities for short line and regional railroads, driving operational efficiencies, increasing revenue, and ensuring workplace safety and compliance with regulations.”