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ASLRRA seeks nominees for safety person of the year, Susan Murray memorial scholarships

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) is accepting nominations for the 6th Annual Safety Person of the Year Award. Entries are due March 24.

To be presented at the association’s annual meeting in Orlando April 24, the award recognizes an employee of an ASLRRA member railroad who demonstrates a commitment to safety.

ASLRRA also is accepting applications for the Susan C. Murray Memorial Women’s Scholarship Program until Feb. 16. The scholarship — which provides $1,000 per semester for up to four years — is open to daughters and granddaughters of an employee working for an ASLRRA railroad or associate member.

Commonwealth Business Media created the program in 2003 to honor the late Susan Murray, a former vice president of the company’s Directories Division and ASLRRA exhibition manger. Murray helped grow the association’s annual exhibition from 40 tabletop displays in 1987 to the “premier exhibition dedicated to the short line and regional railroad industry,” according to the association. She also served as a mentor to many people in the short-line industry, particularly women railroaders.

ASLRRA will award the scholarships at its annual convention to be held April 23-25 in Orlando.

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