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The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has announced the winners of its President's Safety Awards in the Southern Region.The awards recognize outstanding safety records of smaller railroads that have achieved either a 0.0 accident frequency rate, or the best safety rate as measured by the lowest accident frequency rate per man-hour of operation below the industry average, according to the ASLRRA.The winners in each region are chosen based on their 2017 accident and incident reporting data.The Terminal Railway-Alabama State Docks received a President's Safety Award for most hours of injury-free operation and for its performance among roads with 150,000 to 250,00 man-hours worked. Also receiving awards were:• Paducah & Louisville Railway Co., which was recognized for its performance among roads with 500,000 or more man-hours worked;• Bay Line Railroad LLC, which was honored for its performance among roads with 50,000 to 150,000 man-hours worked; and• Georgia Southwestern Railroad Inc., which was recognized for performance among roads with less than 50,000 man-hours worked.
The ASLRRA will announce President’s Safety Award winners in the Eastern and Central/Pacific regions later this month and in November.