This award recognizes a Class II or III railroad that has designed and enacted the most innovative and successful environmental initiative in the small railroad industry, reducing the company’s environmental impact or contributing to meeting sustainability goals for the railroad and/or their shipper(s).
Eligibility and outcome are not affected by the size of a competing railroad’s project or operations. Railroads that have developed any of the following should consider entering:
• A sustainability plan or report.
• An innovative method for reducing emissions from operations.
• Implementing new methods, or projects for improving or reducing environmental impacts.
· Participation in EPA SmartWay Program.
The award program is open to all ASLRRA railroad members who submit a nomination addressing the following questions. Questions should be answered with as much detail as possible and include measurable outcomes if available.
A railroad may submit more than one entry.