SAFETY FIRST - The safe operation of our trains and the safe movement of freight through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is our number one priority. We strive as an industry to ensure that freight moves safely and efficiently through our Pennsylvania communities. The well being of our employees, our customers and most importantly the citizens of the Commonwealth is our #1 priority. We do this by actively participating in the Operation Lifesaver program, by focusing on grade crossing safety improvements and maintenance and by supporting legislation to reduce railroad trespassing.
PARTNERSHIP WITH PENNSYLVANIA – We actively support and defend the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s support of the rail freight industry through important funding programs like the Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP) and the Rail Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) of the capital budget. This public-private partnership is vital to ensure that PA’s rail freight infrastructure is ready to meet the future demands of moving freight in and through Pennsylvania.
We also monitor all legislation that is introduced in the Pennsylvania House and Senate that may have a direct or indirect impact on our industry. We work with members of the PA Legislature, the Governor’s office, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and other state agencies to ensure our industry’s voice is heard.
VOICE FOR THE NATION – Pennsylvania has more operating railroads than any other state in the nation and has over 5,000 miles of track. Our association actively monitors federal issues that may affect our industry with the help of the ASLRRA and the AAR, and will engage our membership to stand up for or against any legislation that may have an impact our industry.