Railroad Day on the Hill
Railroad Day on Capitol Hill has proven to be the single most effective way to get our message to Congress. The size of the event, the diversity of the participants, and the unified railroad industry message has focused Congress on our issues like never before.
Railroad Day on the Hill will be on March 3, 2016.
Registration is available through the American Short Line and Regional Rail Association (ASLRRA) at www.aslrra.org. This website also contains all the relevant hotel and logistical details.
Railroad Day on Capitol Hill is only successful if a very large number of you attend. It is a day that can have a very positive impact on you. The continued success of this event is absolutely dependent on your participation. You put the real life face on the issues that matter most to our industry. When you turn out in force you demonstrate that rail legislative issues affect a large group of individuals from across the country. And you can't rely on the other guy to carry your message. You need to come to Washington and join with your rail industry colleagues to help drive home to Congress the important role that this industry plays in driving America's economy, improving America's environment, and connecting American businesses to the global marketplace.
Railroad Day on Capitol Hill is a long and productive day. Participants receive their list of appointments during an early morning briefing on the issues, then move through a full day of meetings with Representatives, Senators, and their staff. Some meetings are successful, some are not. But together they create an impression and help build the momentum needed to secure Congressional action on the issues that are most important to the health of our businesses. A successful Railroad Day on Capitol Hill will build the foundation we need to extend the short line railroad tax credit, preserve balanced regulation, and to bring about a more balanced transportation infrastructure spending policy.