March 2, 2017
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown
999 9th St, NW, Washington, DC

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. 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. The continued success of this event is absolutely dependent on your participation. 

Railroad Day on Capitol Hill is not an easy day, but the rewards are great. 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 9:00am 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.

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 cover our expenses for all of our special VIP guests that evening. 

Room Reservations 
Currently, the room block at the Renaissance Washington DC is sold out. As guests who made multiple room reservations finalize their plans and cancel extra rooms, they will go back into the block for resale, so you should check the link below or call the hotel to inquire about availability. We have found an overflow hotel at the new Marriott Marquis DC, around the corner from the Renaissance.

Renaissance Washington DC: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Renaissance Washington DC, site of the Railroad Day Orientation and the ASLRRA's Legislative Reception & Dinner. The room rate is $253 per night. Your credit card will be charged first night's room and tax upon making your reservation. There is a 72-hour cancellation policy. The room block cut-off date is February 3. Here is the link for room reservations: or 202-898-9000 and mention Railroad Day.

Marriott Marquis Hotel:  An overflow block has been set up at the Marriott Marquis Hotel.  The room rate is $253 per night. Your credit card will be charged first night's room and tax upon making your reservation. There is a 72-hour cancellation policy. The room block cut-off date is February 3. Here is the link for room reservations: or call (202) 824-9200 and mention Railroad Day.

Agenda - March 2, 2017

Railroad Day Registration Begins

7:00am - 8:30am
Railroad Day Orientation
Continental Breakfast served; Pick up Hill appointment lists and leave behind materials

Appointments start and group goes up on the Hill

9:00am - 4:30pm
Hill Appointments Take Place
Recharge in between appointments in our two Hill Lounge areas, one on the Senate side and another on the House side

Railroad Day events conclude

6:00pm - 9:00pm
Legislative Reception & Dinner w/Entertainment - Additional Fees apply

Click here to view photos from Railroad Day activities over the years!



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