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INTRODUCING
THE SHORT
LINE SAFETY
INSTITUTE
Ron Hynes has a solid history in railroads, and now he's
working with an advisory board of industry experts to lead
the newest venture in regional and short line railroad safety.

By Kathy Keeney

S

ome might say Ron Hynes' professional career came full
circle earlier this year when he took over as the first executive
director of the Short Line Safety Institute.
Hynes got his start in railroading on a small, bustling Class I
that would be considered a regional railroad today. Little did he
know that some four decades later he would be working closely
with ASLRRA - the national trade group representing short line
and regional railroads - and heading a new institute charged with
strengthening the industry's safety culture.
In an interview from his office near Washington's Union Station,
Hynes said he was excited to be back in the short line business and
working directly with railroaders. "I really like railroad people.
People who work in this demanding business have got to be very
high-caliber," he added.
"Ron's career has uniquely prepared him for this position," said
Ed McKechnie, chairman of ASLRRA. "Beginning his career with
a short line railroad, gaining experience in the organizations that
regulate our industry - particularly around safety - and his
depth of knowledge about the rail industry in both passenger and
freight rail assignments will enable him to provide the necessary
guidance to achieve the Short Line Safety Institute's goals."

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