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2014 Railroad Day on Capitol Hill
Renaissance Washington
March 13, 2014
Washington, DC

Click here to register for Railroad Day on Capitol Hill!!

NOTE - The ASLRRA's room block at the Renaissance Washington may be sold out, but an overflow room block is available. Please click here for further information.


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.


Registration

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 is now open; please click here to reserve your spot.


Agenda

6:30am

Railroad Day Registration Begins

7:00am - 8:30am

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

8:30am

Group goes up on the Hill

9:00am - 4:30pm

Hill Appointments Take Place

4:30pm

Railroad Day Events Conclude

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Rail Industry Legislative Reception & Dinner


Hotel Room Information

The room block is now open at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown. The cut-off date for reserving your room is Wednesday, February 19, 2014, so act quickly. To reserve hotel rooms at our special rate of $232/night, plus tax, click here or call 202-898-9000.

NOTE - Our block of rooms at the Renaissance might be full, but an alternate block has been set aside at the nearby Fairfield Inn and Suites. Rooms are available at a special rate of $284/night, plus tax. To reserve your rooms at the Fairfield now, call the toll-free reservation line at 877-399-6024 or call the hotel directly at 202-289-5959 (ask to be transferred to reservations). The group name is Short Line Railroad Assoc.  Reservations can also be made on the Marriott website under Special Rate & Awards select Group Code. The group code is ASLASLB.


Questions?

  • Hill Appointments: Maitland McManus at maitland.mcmanus@cch-llc.com 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 kcassidy@aslrra.org or 202-585-3443.
  • Sponsorship: Jenny Bourque at jbourque@aslrra.org or 202-585-3449.