Crossties

JAN-FEB 2018

Crossties is published for users and producers of treated wood crossties.

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CONTACT RTA WEBSITE BECOME A MEMBER BECOME A MEMBER RTA WEBSITE CONTACT Cahaba Pressure Treated Forest Products Eagle Metal Products East Coast Railroad Gross & Janes Co. Hurdle Machine Works Koppers Inc. CROSSTIES • JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018 14 ASLRRA Q&A our industry. Larger and heavier trucks would move volume from rail to road, and would put even more trucks on the road. Larger and heavier trucks add stress to an infrastructure that is already challenged for funding and upgrades, on the backs of the driving public. The public safety and law enforcement community do not support larger and heavier trucks due to the risks they present to the driving public. Finally, Positive Train Control and other technology that will move our industry forward in efficiency and safety is a keen focus. Where does ASLRRA stand with the mission of the Short Line Safety Institute's (SLSI) work? We view the work of the SLSI as critically important to assisting our industry in addressing the people side of the safety equation. Their railroad safety culture assessments are helping railroads to identify opportunities for improvement and identify best practices. Education and programming from the safety institute is available to all short line railroads, in addition to safety culture assessments. The work of the safety institute on safety culture and our industry's focus on compliance and safe operations have led to our industry being fatality- free for over one year! Please share why Railroad Day on Capitol Hill is an important event for the industry, and how RTA members can get involved. Railroad Day on Capitol Hill has proven to be the single most effective way to get our message to Congress. The size of the event, the geographical diversity of the participants, and the unified railroad industry message has focused Congress on our issues like never before. Railroad Day on Capitol Hill is only successful when all railroad industry representatives attend. You put the face on the issues that matter most to our industry. When you turn out in force you demonstrate that those issues affect a large group of individuals who employ an even larger group of people from across the country. The continued success of this event is dependent on your participation. We strongly encourage RTA members to join us for Railroad Day and help us move the 45G tax credit forward. When the credit is in place, our support of your industry is significant. Please make your voices heard! Please register on our website and join us on March 7. https://aslrra.org/web/Events/Railroad_ Day/web/Events/Railroad_Day/default.aspx

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