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The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) earlier this month announced winners of its President's Awards for outstanding safety performance in the association's Central and Pacific regions."The recipients of our President’s Award lead our industry in safety, striving each and every day to value safety above all competing priorities,” said ASLRRA President Chuck Baker in an ASLRRA newsletter. "Their impressive performance, with either zero reportable accidents, or the best safety rate below the industry average per man-hour of operations, has led the way to record levels of safety performance for the short line industry.”Award recipients were recognized at ASLRRA's Central Pacific Region meeting held Sept. 11-13 in San Antonio, Texas.The Central region award recipients are:• Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad Inc. for most hours of injury-free operation;• Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Co., for best safety rate, greater than 500,000 man-hours;• Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad Inc., for best safety rate, 250,000-500,000 man-hours;• SGS Petroleum Service Corp., for best safety rate, 150,000-250,000 man-hours;• Arkansas & Missouri Railroad, for best safety rate, 50,000-150,000 man-hours; and • Baton Rouge Southern Railroad, for best safety rate, less than 50,000 man-hours.The Pacific region recipients are:• Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad, for most hours of injury-free operation;• Portland & Western Railroad, for best safety rate, 250,000-500,000 man-hours;• Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad, for best safety rate, 50,000-150,000 man-hours; and• Columbia & Cowlitz Railway, for best safety rate, less than 50,000 man-hours.