Pittsburgh, PA – Transtar, LLC (Transtar) is pleased to announce that its Gary Railway Company (GRW) was recently awarded, for the second year in a row, the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA)’s Eastern Region President’s Safety Award for the 250,000 to 500,000 Person Hours Worked category. The President’s Safety Award, the most prestigious safety award in the short line railroad industry, is awarded to railroads with either a 0.0 accident frequency rate or the lowest accident frequency rate per person-hour of operation based on prior year’s FRA data. “We are proud of our team’s efforts and look forward to building on this accomplishment,” said D.D. Webb, GRW’s General Superintendent. “We appreciate our team’s safety focus each day and the ASLRRA’s support of the rail industry.”
Additionally, all Transtar railroads were awarded ASLRRA’s Jake Awards for achieving below-industry-average injury frequencies for 2021, and Delray Connecting Railroad Company, Texas and Northern Railway Company, and The Lake Terminal Railroad Company received Jake Awards with Distinction for achieving zero reportable injuries in 2021. Transtar’s President, Jon Carnes, said of the awards: “We are extremely grateful for our employees’ focus on creating and maintaining a safe work environment and keeping themselves and others around them safe. We are nothing without our people and look forward to many more years of safe and efficient operations.”
About Transtar, LLC
Transtar, LLC owns and operates five Class III freight railroads and a contract switching company transporting raw materials, semi-finished products, and finished products for a wide range of industries. Transtar’s experienced management team maintains its railroads and service levels to the highest standards. Tracing its roots back over 130 years, Transtar has an established legacy of serving industrial users and is positioned for rapid growth in the freight transportation market.
About Gary Railway Company
Gary Railway Company is a Class III switching carrier that provides 24/7/365 service to the steel and other industries on 63 miles of track in and around Gary, IN. Gary Railway Company interchanges with all Class I railroads and numerous other short line railroads.