Rail Passengers Day on the Hill 2021
On the week of April 19th, 2021 Rail Passengers members from all across the nation will engage in a virtual Rail Passengers' Day on the Hill to fight for more and better passenger trains in the U.S.
This page is our one-stop advocacy resource for passengers looking to help us build a better passenger rail and transit system in America.
Step 1: Register
We have officially opened registration for the 2021 Rail Passengers Virtual Day on the Hill taking place on Sunday, April 18th through Tuesday, April 20th. We’re working to arrange an exciting program of guest speakers and practical sessions to help you make the most of your virtual meetings with congressional leaders and staff. Join us to make sure you have the tools and latest information as you advocate for "A Connected America" with your elected officials on the Hill during our second annual National Day of Action!
Step 2: Schedule Your Meetings
We've provided an easy "How To" guide to help walk you through the process of setting up a meeting for our national Rail Passengers Day on the Hill, tailored to accommodate the virtual meetings required by social distancing.
Step 3: Get Informed
We will be asking advocates to share our Surface Transportation Reauthorization Principles (updated to March 2021), which outlines our vision for passenger rail in the U.S.
Simply go to RailPassengers.org/Leg.Resources for all the important talking points and documents to share with your elected officials.
"It is an honor to be recognized by the Rail Passengers Association for my efforts to strengthen and expand America’s passenger rail. Golden spikes were once used by railroads to mark the completion of important rail projects, so I am truly grateful to receive the Golden Spike Award as a way to mark the end of a career that I’ve spent fighting to invest in our country’s rail system. As Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, it has been my priority to bolster funding for Amtrak, increase and expand routes, look to the future by supporting high-speed projects, and improve safety, culminating in $66 billion in new funding in the Bipartisan infrastructure Law."
Representative Peter DeFazio (OR-04)
March 30, 2022, on receiving the Association's Golden Spike Award for his years of dedication and commitment to passenger rail.