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INSIDE TRACK

REGIONAL MEETINGS
BOOST EDUCATION,
NETWORKING

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reception. For a full list of award recipients,
visit www.ASLRRA.org.
In Kansas City, the Finance and
Administration Seminar and General
Counsel Symposium were held immediately after the Central/Pacific Region
Meeting. More than 110 legal, financial
and human resources professionals
attended the three-day event. Speakers
included professionals representing the
Railroad Retirement Board and STB,
along with human resources professionals
and legal counsel from short line railroads.
These meetings were enhanced by the
attendance of more than 55 sponsoring
companies that showcased their products
and services at exhibit booths during the
events. The support of these generous
organizations helps to keep registration
rates low, which allows the smaller railroad
members from across the country to
participate. The meetings offer a terrific
opportunity to network with colleagues
in a small setting that allows for more
interactive discussions.
If you missed the most recent Regional
Meetings, we hope you will plan to
attend in 2018. See page 5 for dates
and locations. —

Eastern
* Alan Maples, President,
Everett Railroad Company
* Don Hutton, Managing
Director, New York New
Jersey Rail LLC
* Timothy Potts, Account
Manager, R. J. Corman
Railroad Company

Southern
* Brian Miller, President, R. J.
Corman Railroad Company

Central
* Joe Arbona, Assistant Vice
President, Government
Affairs, Genesee & Wyoming
Railroad Services, Inc.
* Nick Chodorow, Chief
Information Officer, Belt
Railway Company of Chicago
* Barry McClure, Executive
Vice President, Ironhorse
Resources Inc.

Pacific
* Alan Matheson, Assistant
Superintendent, Tacoma Rail
* Clark Hopp, Vice President,
Engineering, Alaska
Railroad Corporation

Photos courtesy of Amy Krouse and
Guncotton Photography

ore than 750 railroad professionals
attended the fall 2017 Regional
Meetings, which were held in
Charleston, South Carolina (Southern),
Providence, Rhode Island (Eastern), and
Kansas City, Missouri (Central/Pacific).
Each meeting included high-profile
industry keynote speakers and specialized
breakout sessions on a variety of topics.
Keynote speakers from the Association of American Railroads, Surface
Transportation Board (STB), CSX,
Watco Companies LLC and Kansas
City Southern provided updates on their
organizations and discussed how they work
with short line railroads daily.
Several panel discussions covered topics
ranging from carload traffic to Transportation Investment Generating Economic
Recovery (TIGER) grants. Deep-dive
discussions included popular topics such as
sleep apnea and safety culture. Attendees
were also provided with access to a postmeeting takeaway page that included notes
from the sessions and presenter materials.
At each meeting, President's Safety
Award winners were honored during the
opening general session, and Jake Award
winners were showcased at the welcome

Congratulations to Board
Members Elected at the
Regional Meetings

Gary Vaughn, left, and Otis Cliatt, right, pre- Ann Begeman, Acting Chair of the Surface
sented the President's Safety Award to Shawn
Transportation Board, gave an update at the
Engel of Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad. Eastern Region Meeting.

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The Regional Meetings included keynote
speakers such as Rick Webb, CEO of Watco
Companies LLC.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Short Line Connector - Winter 2018

Keepin’ It Rail
Inside Track
Keeping Track
Welcome Aboard
Traffic Report
Trackside Chat
LOOKING AHEAD IN 2018
ASLRRA RELEASES STRATEGIC PLAN
READY FOR RECOVERY
MARKETING AWARD WINNER: PAN AM RAILWAYS
The Class Act
Legislative Log
Safety Central
Meet the Staff
Ad Index
In Transit
The Last Mile
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - Cover1
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - Cover2
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - 1
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - Keepin’ It Rail
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - 3
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - Inside Track
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - Keeping Track
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - Welcome Aboard
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - 7
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - Traffic Report
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - 9
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - Trackside Chat
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - 11
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - LOOKING AHEAD IN 2018
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - 13
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - 14
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - 15
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - 16
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - 17
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - ASLRRA RELEASES STRATEGIC PLAN
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - 19
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - 20
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - 21
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - READY FOR RECOVERY
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - 23
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - 24
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - MARKETING AWARD WINNER: PAN AM RAILWAYS
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - The Class Act
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - Legislative Log
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - Safety Central
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - Ad Index
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - In Transit
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - 31
Short Line Connector - Winter 2018 - The Last Mile
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