2015 Railroad Day on Capitol Hill
Renaissance Washington
June 4, 2015
Washington, DC



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 geographical diversity of the participants, and the unified railroad industry message has focused Congress on our issues like never before.

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 those issues affect a large group of individuals who employ an even larger group of people 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 fellow rail industry workers to help drive home to Congress the important role that this industry plays in restoring America's economy, improving America's environment, and connecting America in the global marketplace.

Railroad Day on Capitol Hill is not an easy 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 very successful, some are not.  But together they create an impression and help build the momentum our professional representatives need to secure Congressional action on the issues that are most important to the health and prosperity of our businesses.  A successful Railroad Day on Capitol Hill will build the foundation we need to extend the 45G railroad tax credit, preserve balanced regulation, and to bring about a more balanced transportation infrastructure spending policy.

General Information

Thanks for your interest in Railroad Day on Capitol Hill.  Hill appointments run from as early as 9:30am and can go as late as 4:30pm, so 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 Legislative Reception and Dinner and join the almost 500 representatives from all areas of the railroad industry as well as Congressional, Federal, State and Local Government agencies. 

Who Should Attend?

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


The Railroad Day event registration is FREE, but it does not include the Thursday evening reception or the dinner.  Registration costs for the Annual Legislative Reception and Dinner help us to pay for all of our special VIP guests that evening. Registration will open in early 2015.



Railroad Day Registration Begins

7:00am - 8:30am

Railroad Day Orientation
 Continental Breakfast served
 Pick up Hill appointment schedules and leave behind materials


Group goes up on the Hill

9:00am - 4:30pm

Hill Appointments Take Place


Railroad Day Events Conclude

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Rail Industry Legislative Reception & Dinner

Hotel Room Information

Our room block is at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown, and it will open for sale in early April. Our group rate will be $239 a night. The cut-off date for reserving your room will be Tuesday, May 12, 2015.


  • Hill Appointments: Maitland McManus at or 202-715-1258. If there are specific Congressmen or state delegations that you wish to be scheduled with, please contact Maitland.
  • Registration: Kathy Cassidy at or 202-585-3443.
  • Sponsorship: Jenny Bourque at or 202-585-3449.