NOTE: NEW DAY - Wednesday * NEW HOTEL - Washington Marriott Marquis * NEW CLOSING EVENT - Union Station
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Washington Marriott Marquis
900 Massachusetts Ave, 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.
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 at Union Station 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 cost is $50.
The Closing Legislative Reception at Union Station is $150.
Registration costs for the Closing Legislative Reception at Union Station help us to cover our expenses for all of our special VIP guests that evening.
Our headquarters hotel is the Washington Marriott Marquis.
Marriott Marquis Hotel: The room rate is $279 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 13. Here is the link for room reservations: https://aws.passkey.com/go/RailroadDay2018 or call (202) 824-9200 and mention Railroad Day. There are no rooms available for March 5 at this time due to a large city-wide event.
Agenda - March 7, 2018
Railroad Day Registration Begins
7:30am - 8:30am
Railroad Day Orientation
Continental Breakfast served; Pick up Hill appointment lists and leave behind materials
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
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Legislative Reception at Union Station
Hill Appointments: After registering, contact Fred Oelsner with Hill appointment requests at: email@example.com
Registration: Need your login info? Contact ASLRRA at 202-628-4500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsorship: Interested in sponsoring Railroad Day events? Contact Kathy Keeney at 202-585-3439 or email@example.com
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