Through The Noise
May 1, 2017
Linda Darr of The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association
Through the Noise #266
Linda Darr // President // The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association
Today’s guest is Linda Darr of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association. Passengers are The ASLRRA represents the business owners of the 565 short line railroads carrying freight throughout the U.S. Many are small business owners, including smaller, family owned short line railroads. These also include short line excursion cars such as the ones used for Whistle Stop tours for politicians like Franklin Delano Roosevelt nearly a century ago. Passengers are not a consideration for the members of this organization and are seen as merely a barrier to commerce. Check out this episode to learn more about this industry and discover the (unpleasant) meaning of the word “foamer”.
Linda Bauer Darr is the President of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association. Prior to leading ASLRRA, Ms. Darr worked with every major mode of transportation either as an advocate or a government official. Ms. Darr serves on the Board of the University of Denver’s Intermodal Transportation Institute, is President of the Short Line Railroad Safety Institute and is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Committee of 100 Association Executives.
ASLRRA proudly represents approximately 550 small business entrepreneurial owners and operators of short line and regional railroads throughout North America. Our membership consists of over 1,000 companies which also includes firms that provide railroad switching, terminal and tourist/excursion services and supply goods and services to the short line industry.