Pittsburgh, PA – May 22, 2024 – Transtar, LLC (“Transtar”) is pleased to announce that its Union Railroad has been awarded the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (“ASLRRA”) Eastern Region President’s Safety Award in the 250,000 to 500,000 Person Hours Worked category for calendar year 2023.

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 Federal Railroad Administration (“FRA”) data. Union Railroad’s achievement reflects its unwavering commitment to prioritizing the safety of its employees and customers and the communities it serves.

“This award is a tremendous honor and a testament to the dedication of our entire team,” said Steve Galati, General Manager of Union Railroad. “Safety is our core value, and we are committed to providing a safe working environment for our employees and a safe transportation network for the goods we move.”

The ASLRRA’s President’s Safety Awards are presented annually at the Association’s regional meetings. Award winners are selected based on the previous year’s performance data, as reported to the FRA.

Additionally, several other Transtar railroads were awarded ASLRRA’s Jake Awards for achieving below-industry-average injury frequencies for 2023, 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 2023. 

About Union Railroad

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Transtar, Union Railroad has been and continues to be an important component in the industrial development and manufacturing business in this region. Union Railroad serves a 10-mile radius in the greater Pittsburgh, PA area and also provides car storage, locomotive and car repair, and a variety of transload facilities, and features several undeveloped rail-served industrial sites.

About Transtar

Transtar, LLC owns and operates six 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.

Transtar is:

Gary Railway – Union Railroad – Delray Connecting Railroad – Lake Terminal Railroad – Texas & Northern Railway – Fairfield Southern Company – East Ohio Valley Railway

Media contact: media@transtarrail.com

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