Railroad Day on Capitol Hill 2024

May 8, 2024 | Washington, D.C.

Participating Associations:









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.

Register Now

Online registration deadline is April 29.

Become a Railroad Day on Capitol Hill sponsor.

Don’t miss the opportunity to tell your story and help ensure that your elected leaders become champions for rail priorities in Congress.

For a better understanding of why attending this event is critical to your business, watch the video below.

Who Should Attend?

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:

  • April 30 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
  • May 2 at 12:00 p.m. EDT
  • May 6 at 4:00 p.m. EDT

Schedule of Events

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.

Hotel Information

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.

Sponsorship opportunities are available here.

Thanks to our Railroad Day on Capitol Hill Sponsors:





Edna A Rice Executive Recruiters   Meritus Executive Search    

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!

Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS)

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS)

Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)


Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA)

Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA)

Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD)


Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL)

Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL)

Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT)