South Shore Wins Safety Award

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association has awarded its 2017 President’s Award for safety achievements to the Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad.

The award was presented earlier this month at an ASLRRA regional meeting. It is given Each year to a short line or regional railroad that posts the best safety rate as reported by the Federal Railroad Administration.

The South Shore was honored in the category for railroads with a maximum of 150,000 man-hours.

“We work hard to ensure that our employees go home safe, as well as provide safe service for our customers and the communities we work in and travel through,” said President Todd Bjornstad in a statement.

To qualify for the President’s Award, a railroad also must have earned ASLRRA’s Jake Award for achieving a better-than-industry average safety performance during the prior year.

The South Shore, which is a subsidiary of Anocostia Rail Holdings, earned a Jake With Distinction Award for operating without a personal injury in 2017.

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