2020’s Railroad Day Successfully Conveys Industry Message
Railroad Day was a resounding success, as more than 350 meetings with congressional offices resulted in substantive conversations on making the short line tax credit permanent, the impact of heavier and longer trucks, and the commitment to a balanced regulatory environment to ensure the success of the railroad industry. Most importantly, Railroad Day sets the table for future discussions.
“In addition to providing an opportunity for our industry to share their stories, Railroad Day sets the table for substantive future conversations with Congress on a variety of issues that will confront them in the year ahead including infrastructure maintenance and growth, surface transportation reauthorization, trade impacts of tariffs and COVID/19, and more,” continued Baker. “Each meeting is an opportunity to make a connection and educate staff on district impacts of legislative actions.”
The Twitter #Railday2020 had 675 mentions
, generating 2 million impressions
, including tweets from Rail Subcommittee Chairman Dan Lipinski
, Congressman Chuy Garcia
, Congressman Steve Watkins
, Congressman Greg Pence
, and Senator John Boozman
. Many more congressional offices re-tweeted or commented on our posts.
Following a full day of meetings, many congressional offices were represented at the evening reception at Union Station.
Railroad Day photos may be viewed here.