TRRA Receives American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) President’s Award

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Employees of the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis were recently recognized for exceptional safety performance by the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA). The Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis was the recipient of the President’s Award for the best safety record among its peers (based on revenue) in 2021 in the Central Region. The TRRA also received the prestigious Jake Award of Distinction which recognizes short line railroads with no FRA reportable injuries during the previous year (2021). “This is a tribute to the employees of the TRRA who make safety their top priority every day when they come to work. I am proud of the people in the TRRA family who understand the importance of doing their job as safely as possible,” said Brent Wood, President of the TRRA. As of July 8, 2022, the railroad has gone 708 days without a reportable injury. Each year, ASLRRA’s Jake Awards recognize exceptional safety performance as measured by reportable accidents. The Jake Awards were first presented in 1999, and name for Jake Jacobson of the Copper Basin Railway. In addition, each year the ASLRRA recognizes certain railroads with the President’s Awards for the railroads with the lowest injury frequency rate in specific person-hour categories. The TRRA worked more person-hours than any railroad in their category of 250,000 to 500,000 person-hours in the Central Region without an FRA-reportable personal injury. This is a reflection of the TRRA’s commitment to creating a safe and efficient work environment for their employees. The TRRA is a Class III railroad serving 80 industrial customers in the St. Louis region and provides interchange services to Class I railroads serving the East and West Coasts and the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. These services provide cost efficient transportation options to area businesses and is a critical hub for connecting the St. Louis region to the national and global market place.

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