Plan to join the freight rail industry in the annual tradition of Railroad Day on Capitol Hill when key players in the industry — Class I railroads, short line railroads, suppliers, and supporting associations — meets with House and Senate leaders and Hill offices representing states and districts across the country to ensure that our voices are heard and our priorities are understood.
For a better understanding of why attending this event is critical to your business, watch the video below.
Attendance is open to all Class I, II, and III railroad personnel, shippers, members from the supplier community and members of associations that represent the industry with an interest in furthering the policy priorities of the railroad industry.
Meetings will be scheduled during the day from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., with a reception open to all participants (ticketed registration required) and Congressional members and staff in the evening.
Registrants will be invited to attend a Zoom training session, available on the following dates/times:
7:00 to 9:00 a.m. — Breakfast and Materials Pickup at the Monocle Restaurant, Capitol Hill, Senate Side, 107 D Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20002. Railroad Day on Capitol Hill will kick off with a Grab and Go event within walking distance of the Hill offices. Here you can meet up with your first appointment team members and pick up materials.
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Congressional Office Visits. Each attendee will be scheduled according to individual information supplied when registering.
Lunch — Attendees are on their own for lunch; there are cafeterias on the House and Senate sides of the Capitol building. Details will be provided on the training calls.
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. — A Capitol Hill reception will be held at the Rayburn Building, 45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C. 20515.
There is not an event hotel for Railroad Day on Capitol Hill 2024. Please make arrangements to stay at the hotel of your choice in Washington, D.C. Locations of hotels close to the Capitol can be found here. The hotels listed below are near the Monocle (breakfast location) and Capitol Hill. You will likely find some Railroad Day attendees at these hotels.
Thanks to more than 150 individuals from Class II and III railroads, suppliers, and supporting association staff members for coming to Capitol Hill in 2023 to personally voice their concerns and share their views with their elected officials in 176 visits on the Hill!