Representatives from 63 NRC member companies traveled to Washington,D.C., March 4, 2020, to share their stories about the benefits of a strong railroad industry with Members of Congress and their staffs as part of the industry’s “Railroad Day on the Hill.”
They were included among 450 railroad industry employees representing all aspects of freight railroading – Class Is, short lines, labor unions,shippers, manufacturers as well as contractors and suppliers – who together visited 330 House and Senate offices on Capitol Hill.
NRC Policy & Legislative Chairman Curtis Bilow, vice president of business development with Ames Construction Co., notes Railroad Day 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.
In meetings throughout the day, industry representatives advocated for action focusing on three primary issues in support of a strong railroad industry:
A hearty thank you to the following NRC member companies for sending representatives to participate in 2020’s “Railroad Day on the Hill.”
American Rail Engineers, Inc.
Ames Construction, Inc.
Aon Risk Solutions
Appalachian Timber Services
Associated Rail Products, LLC
Bartlett & West, Inc.
CDL Electric Company
CR Construction Company
Custom Truck One Source
Danella Rental Systems, Inc.
Edna A. Rice, Executive Recruiter Inc.
EVRAZ North America
Granite Construction Inc.
Hamilton Construction Company
Herzog Railroad Services, Inc.
Herzog Services, Inc.
Herzog Technologies, Inc.
Hitachi Rail STS
Koppers Railroad Products, Inc.
L.B. Foster Company
Lewis Bolt & Nut Company
Lincoln Transportation Insurance Brokers, Inc.
Northern Plains Railroad, Inc.
Omaha Track, Inc.
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc.
McRAIL, a Borden Perlman Co.
Modern Track Machinery, Inc.
Plasser American Corporation
Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company
R.J. Corman Railroad Company, LLC
R.J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC
Ragnar Benson Construction, LLC
RailPros Field Services, Inc.
Railroad Construction Company, Inc.
Railroad Controls, a Wabtec Company
Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Assn.
Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc.
RailWorks Track Services, Inc.
RCC Fabricators, Inc.
Siemens Industry, Inc.
Steel Dynamics, Inc.
Succession Planning for Railroads Investing in the Next Generation (SPRING)
Tensar International Corporation
The Reinforced Earth Company
Willamette Valley Company
Wilson & Company, Inc., Engineers & Architects
"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."
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