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Connecting With Short Line and Regional Railroads

Posted by H&P Blog on Tue, Apr 05, 2011 @ 11:00 AM

Ethanol Train resized 600Short line and regional railroads are an important and growing component of the railroad industry. They operate and maintain 30% of the American railroad industry’s route mileage, and account for 9% of the industry’s freight revenue and 12% of railroad employment. The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) is a non-profit trade association representing the interests of more than 475 short line and regional railroads in legislative and regulatory matters. ASLRRA’s upcoming Annual Convention connects the organization with their customers, vendors, and partner railroads.

Heyl & Patterson will exhibit alongside vendor rep JMA Railroad Supply Co., to showcase our compact CUB Railcar Mover, which moves single cars or groups of cars without locomotive assistance.

Among the topics to be discussed at the convention:

  • Short line best practices
  • Reauthorization of federal transportation programs
  • Small market intermodal opportunities
  • Gensets and future locomotive technologies
  • Developing a railroad costing model for short lines and its impact on business decision making
  • How to protect bridges and extend their useful lives

ASLRRA’s Annual Convention will feature presentations from, among others, Keith Borman – Vice President and Legal Counsel, ASLRRA; Joseph Szabo – Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration; Husein Cumber – EVP of Corporate Development, Florida East Coast Railway; and Jacklyn Hardy – AVP of Administrative Services, Indiana Rail Road Company.

ASLRRA’s Annual Convention will be held on April 30-May 3 at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, TX. Heyl & Patterson will be located at Booth #308. Please direct any questions to David Phillips at dphillips@heylpatterson.com.

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