Q. What is ASLRRA doing in regard to railroad security?

  • ASLRRA staff works closely on a daily basis with DHS, TSA, FRA, the AAR Security Operations Center and other agencies
  • ASLRRA maintains emergency security contact information for all ASLRRA members
  • ASLRRA publishes information on security for member use
  • ASLRRA serves as the contact point for all members in the event of an emergency

Q. What are the most important things to be on alert for?

Things out of the ordinary, such as: vehicles near railroad operation that are out of place, unlocked doors and gates, trespassers, unusual objects on equipment or railroad property

Q. Who do I contact if I see something suspicious on my railroad?

Your first call should be to local law enforcement officials.  Then you should call the Railroad Alert Network Operations Center at (202) 639-2910.

Q. How does the Railroad Alert System work?  How will I be notified in the event of an emergency?

The Railroad Alert System is designed specifically for the railroad industry and assesses current threat conditions.  Each railroad will be notified in the event of an emergency by phone and e-mail.  For a Summary of Threat Alert Systems pamphlet, contact Dave Whorton at ASLRRA at 202-585-3430 or

Q. Where can I get a railroad security plan?

Contact Jo Strang or JR Gelnar for a copy of the Railroad Security Plan. This plan is available to all ASLRRA Railroad Members.

Q. What do I need to do on my railroad?

Follow the guidelines established by the ASLRRA for critical actions required at the various security levels in the Railroad Alert System, contact Jo Strang ( at 202-585-3432 or JR Gelnar ( at 202-585-3436 for a copy of the required actions.