The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) is a non-profit trade association representing the interests of the nation’s 550 short line and regional railroads in legislative and regulatory matters.
These railroads operate 50,000 miles of track in 49 states or approximately 38% of the national railroad network. In 15 states they operate at least 50% of the state’s rail network and in 35 states they operate at least 25% of the state’s rail network.
Short lines touch in origination or termination one out of every four cars moving on the national railroad system. For large areas of rural and small town America short line and regional railroads are the only way shippers can stay connected to the national railroad network, helping businesses and employment remain local.
In addition to its railroad members, ASLRRA has 480 railroad supply company members who are full participants in the Association’s affairs.