Railroad Day on Capitol Hill
Railroad Day 2019
March 4, 2020
Capitol Hill 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.
Railroad Day on Capitol Hill 2019 Recap:
On Wednesday, May 8, 400 plus railroad industry professionals from across the nation participated in Railroad Day on Capitol Hill. Representatives from industry, labor, Class I railroads, Short Line railroads, shippers and manufacturers that support the rail industry visited with 343 Congressional Offices.
It was a successful day on Capitol Hill, in which the industry unified 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 has focused Congress on our issues like never before. Issues such as the Short Line Tax Credit, 45G, a balanced economic regulation and truck sizes and weight were discussed.
Thank you to all participants, supports and sponsors who made the event a success.