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Railroad Day on the Hill

Join with other industry leaders

on Capitol Hill

  • Tell your railroad story
  • Advocate for our industry
  • Build relationships with Members of Congress and their staff


The NRC works together with the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) and the Association of American Railroads (AAR) to schedule and coordinate Railroad Day on Capitol Hill, an annual lobbying event in Washington, D.C.

Railroad Day on Capitol Hill draws hundreds of stakeholders in the railway industry – including railroad, transit and commuter rail representatives as well as contractors, suppliers and rail customers – to meet with their congressional members. Their goal is to tell the successful story of railways in the United States – the positive impact on the local, regional, national and global economy – and to request a supportive legislative and regulatory approach.

We strongly encourage NRC members and others from their companies to participate in this important opportunity to exercise their First Amendment rights in support of our industry.

Date:  May 8, 2024
Location: Washington, D.C.
Registration: Click here to go to the ASLRRA website with more details and a link to register.

Hotel: There is not an event hotel for Railroad Day on Capitol Hill 2024. Please make arrangements to stay at the hotel of your choice in Washington, D.C. Locations of hotels close to the Capitol can be found here.

Who should attend? Attendance is open to all Class I, II, and III railroad personnel, shippers, members from the supplier community and members of associations that represent the industry with an interest in furthering the policy priorities of the railroad industry.

Meetings will be scheduled during the day from 9 am to 5 pm, with a reception open to all participants (requires a ticketed registration) and Congressional members and staff in the evening.

Registrants will be invited to attend a Zoom training session, available on the following dates/times:

  • April 30 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
  • May 2 at 12:00 p.m. EDT
  • May 6 at 4:00 p.m. EDT

Schedule of Events

7 to 9 am — Breakfast and Materials Pickup at the Monocle Restaurant, Capitol Hill, Senate Side, 107 D Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20002. Railroad Day on Capitol Hill will kick off with a Grab and Go event within walking distance of the Hill offices. Here you can meet up with your first appointment team members and pick up materials.

9 am to 4:30 p.m. — Congressional Office Visits. Each attendee will be scheduled according to individual information supplied when registering.

Lunch — Attendees are on their own for lunch; there are cafeterias on the House and Senate sides of the Capitol building. Details will be provided on the training calls.

5 to 7 p.m. — A Capitol Hill reception will be held at the Rayburn Building, 45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C. 20515.

While Railroad Day on the Hill is held just one a year, the NRC sponsors grassroots events with Members of Congress at NRC member facilities and project sites all year long. Learn more about Grassroots Events.

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What our members say…

Railroad Day on the Hill is our opportunity to advocate for issues important to the industry. Personally, I look forward to this event each year because I truly believe it is essential for our perspective to be heard. I am continually amazed by the turnout, especially by our member companies. It is an honor to spend the day in Washington representing our industry, the railroads, Ames Construction and the NRC.

Curtis Bilow

Vice President, Business Development

Ames Construction

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