Railroad Day on Capitol Hill

Railroad Day is ON: via Zoom on April 13 and 14, 2021. 

Railroad Day on Capitol Hill has proven to be the single most effective way to get our industry's message to Congress. The size of the event, the geographical diversity of the participants, and the unified railroad industry message focuses Congress on our issues, and allows the industry to make connections for future advocacy efforts.

We have 60+ Freshmen members to educate, and new leadership to meet. Transportation issues will be in the forefront of this Congress, and these meetings will lay the groundwork for working collaboratively on legislation in the 117th Congress.

In 2021, the goals are the same, but COVID-19 dictates a different approach.

  • We will be holding meetings with Congressional Offices using Zoom. This has been a proven, successful way to meet with Staff and Congressional Representatives during the pandemic.
  • We will be spreading meetings over two days – April 13 and 14.
  • You will be scheduled into Zoom meetings that are directly relevant to your business.
  • You will be able to fully participate in Railroad Days, without committing to 10 hours of meetings, or a trip to Washington.

Your participation is crucial to the success of Railroad Day. You put the real-life face on the issues that matter most to our industry. When we turn out in force as an industry, we demonstrate to Congress that our issues have far reaching effects – on individuals, on businesses who employ and influence employment across the country.

Don’t miss the opportunity to join your fellow rail industry workers to help drive home to Congress the important role our industry has played as a critical workforce during COVID, our role in restoring America's economy, improving America's environment, and connecting America in the global marketplace.

Please encourage your customers to join you.

Railroad Day Informational Zoom Calls - Plan to Join One!
Zoom calls will be held before Railroad Day ensure you are able to log in, to review messaging, and explain how to conduct your hill visits.

Avoid issues like the infamous Cat Lawyer by joining us for a test of your Zoom capabilities, a review of key messaging, and an understanding of how the meetings will run during one of the following sessions:

Access recorded version of call here (available after April 8, 2021). Please note: Railroad Day meeting invitations for April 13 and 14 will be sent out by 5 pm, Monday, April 12.


Download the Official

#RailDay2021 Zoom Background

Instructions for adding a virtual background on Zoom:
  1. Save the background to your desktop
  2. Join any Zoom Meeting that you have a link to
  3. Once you are in the meeting, look for the Video Icon – usually in
    the bottom left when on a desktop
  4. Click the Carrot (Arrow) next to the Video Icon
  5. Choose “Select Virtual Background”
  6. Hover over the “+” icon under the camera view of you
  7. This allows you to add the background – select “add image” and
    click on the Railroad Day background image from your desktop
  8. Once added to the list below your camera view of you in Zoom,
    you can click on the background image and it will appear behind you
  9. If the words in the background are showing in reverse, you may need
    to click the box next to “Mirror My Video”
For additional information on how to load a virtual background, click here.

Who Should Attend?
Attendance is open to all Class I, II, and III railroad personnel, shippers, labor rail representatives, 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.


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