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Spark Training Solutions Joins ASLRRA’s Member Discount Program

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2022– The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association ( ASLRRA ) announces its newest Member Discount Program provider,Spark Training Solutions, a railroad software technology provider. Spark Training Solutions serves Class 1 and short line railroads with custom safety, regulatory, and compliance training solutions. Their solutions help railroads and contractors to find the most effective strategies to manage their company, Part 219, and other DOT-regulated drug and alcohol testing programs.

As a third-party program administrator combining industry-specific solutions, online tools, and key national partnerships, Spark Solutions offers ASLRRA members an affordable program and services that allow their Designated Employer Representative (DER) to focus on safety while avoiding unnecessary administrative tasks.

“We welcome Spark Training Solutions to our select group of Member Discount Partners -- they are a proven industry innovator with a solid record of providing exceptional safety and compliance services to short line railroads in support of Part 219 requirements,” said Chuck Baker, ASLRRA President. “Our members, especially our smallest railroad members, will appreciate the option to participate in random testing pools and consortiums.”

ASLRRA member railroads and their contractors will benefit from the Spark team’s industry-specific drug and alcohol testing expertise and hands-on support, discount pricing and expanded services, custom-built online tools, and an established national network of providers.

“We are dedicated to the success of our short line railroad customers and are delighted to provide a program that will help simplify their drug and alcohol testing administration,” says Katie Inouye, CEO and founder of Spark Training Solutions.

Attendees at ASLRRA’s Annual Conference and Exhibition may visit Spark Training Solutions at Booth 708 to learn more about their solutions. For a complete list of ASLRRA’s Member Discount Program Preferred Providers, click here.

For information on the benefits of joining ASLRRA’s Member Discount Program, contact Sabrina Waiss, Senior Vice President, Education and Business Development, ASLRRA.


About ASLRRA- The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) is a non-profit trade association representing the interests of the nation’s 603 short line and regional railroads and railroad supply company members in legislative and regulatory matters. Short lines operate 47,500 miles of track in 49 states, or approximately 29% of the national railroad network, touching in origination or termination one out of every five cars moving on the national railroad system, serving customers who otherwise would be cut off from the national railroad

About Spark Training Solutions- Spark Training Solutions is a leader in offering training and FRA compliance solutions in the railroad industry. Having set the standards for the CFR Part 243 Training Rule implementation, Spark Training Solution also offers Rail Tasker a mobile application that supports the railroad industry in building safer work environments including operations testing, safety alert briefings, training, and now drug and alcohol program management 

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