Happenings on the Hill – The Signal – 3/28

Subject: A New Era in Railroading – The Signal – 3/28

Happenings on the Hill

AAR President & CEO Ian Jefferies Testified on Rail Safety

Speaking before the Senate Commerce Committee, Jefferies detailed freight rail’s commitment to safety and the voluntary actions Class I railroads are taking to reach a zero-accident future, including installing an additional 1,000 wayside detectors. Check out the video above for his full opening.

Moving Forward Spotlight

In Addition to Training 20,000 First Responders This Year, Railroads Extend AskRail Access to Emergency Communication Centers

AAR’s Director of Hazmat Compliance, Andy Elkins — who was with the Nashville Metro Police Department for more than 26 years — recently visited emergency management agencies in Sumner County, Tennessee to pilot a new AskRail training model for emergency communication centers.

Rail Experts Head to Pueblo, CO

28th Annual AAR Research Review Registration Now Open

MxV Rail — the hotbed for rail industry research — and AAR will host the highly-anticipated Annual Research Review June 26-28, 2023. Nearly 500 attendees will come together with MxV Rail experts, Class I and shortline leaders and suppliers from around the world to explore the cutting-edge technologies making rail safer and more efficient.

Excited? 😄 Check out MxV Rail’s most recent video above on SERTC training to tide you over until the event.

…And Railroads Are Going to Chicago

“New Era in Railroading” Will Be NARS Focus in May

The North American Rail Shippers Association (NARS), which helps link the rail shipping and railroad community together to ensure a strong supply chain, will hold its 2023 Annual Meeting on May 24-26 in Chicago.

“This year may be one of the most entertaining, diverse, informative, and timely conferences NARS has had in recent history,” said NARS President Bruce Mann. “From a new CEO to an outgoing CEO, short lines, leasing companies, the always-informative Tony Hatch, a D.C. update, and a don’t-miss oral history of Chicago—this is a meeting you don’t want to skip.”

(Not) Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon

AAR Was Pleased to Join the National League of Cities Congressional City Conference

Didn’t get the title reference? Just for fun.