American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association
Richard Timmons became President of American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association(ASLRRA) September 3, 2002. ASLRRA is a trade association that represents 425 short line and
regional railroads, which provide local rail service in all sections of the country.
Mr. Timmons represents the interests of these railroads before Congress, Federal, and State regulatory agencies and on the policy and technical committees of the U.S. railroad industry. The association also serves as a liaison between its member railroads and the large railroads of this nation.
Prior to joining ASLRRA, Mr. Timmons was employed with Norfolk Southern Railroad as the corporation's chief political liaison to the states of Pennsylvania and New York, representing the corporation's interests in the areas of legislative and regulatory policy. In addition, Mr. Timmons served for 32 years in the United States Army, retiring as a Lieutenant General. His career included a range of operational, political and staff assignments, including Commander of the Eighth Army in Korea, Chief of Staff of the United Nations Command in Korea, Commander 7th Infantry Division, Executive Officer to the Secretary of the Army and Army liaison officer to the U.S. Senate.
Mr. Timmons is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College and holds a bachelor's degree in history from Virginia Military Institute, a master's in personnel administration from Central Michigan University and a master's in journalism from the University of Alabama. He has completed postgraduate work at the Yale School of Management, the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.