Railroad Day on Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.
March 9, 2022

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 lobbying event in Washington, D.C. It 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.

In 2022, the meetings with Congressional Offices will be conducted via Zoom over March 9 and 10. Participants will be scheduled into Zoom meetings that are directly relevant to their business, without having to worry about committing to ten hours of meetings or a trip to Washington.

Attendance is open to all Class I, II, and III railroad personnel, shippers, labor rail representatives, state and local government representatives, as well as members from the contractor and supplier community with an interest in furthering the political goals of the railroad industry.

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:  March 9-10, 2022
Location: Virtual
Register now:  via the ASLRRA website

What to Expect Once Registered

  • You will be scheduled into 30-minute Zoom meetings with congressional offices.  
  • An Outlook invitation with a Zoom link will be sent for each meeting you participate in.
  • From the comfort of your office, most registrants will participate in at least four meetings over two days.
  • Prior to Virtual Railroad Days, you will receive an invitation to a live review session (it will be recorded and made available for later viewing) that will cover talking points and answer remaining questions.

What our members say…

"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."

James R. Hansen

Chief Commerical Officer


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