The NRC works together with the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) to schedule and coordinate Railroad Day on Capitol Hill, an annual all-industry lobbying day in Washington, D.C.
Every spring, hundreds of stakeholders in the railway industry – including railroad, transit and commuter rail representatives as well as contractors, suppliers and rail customers – travel to Capitol Hill on this day 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.
Next Railroad Day on Capitol Hill
Date: March 4, 2020
Location: Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.
Registration: Register now for this important event via the ASLRRA website.
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Other Information - Hill appointments run from as early as 9:00 am and can go as late as 4:30 pm. When making your travel arrangements, please plan your flight and train times accordingly so you do not miss any of your scheduled appointments. Better yet, make plans to stay overnight and attend the Reception at Union Station and join the almost 500 representatives from all areas of the railroad industry, as well as congressional, federal, state and local government agencies.
If there is a specific Congressional meeting that you would like to participate in that would not be an obvious default choice, please contact Erin Delaney with the name(s) of the Representatives/Senators.
"Walking the halls of Congress and meeting with members of the Senate and House of Representatives on behalf of our industry is a true privilege. Railroad Day on the Hill has enabled me to build valuable relationships and discuss important rail legislation and pending regulatory issues affecting our industry."
Chief Commerical Officer
Herzog Contracting Corporation