Archive -- Join our February “Week on the Hill” Campaign to Push Congress for More and Better Passenger Trains!
Monday, February 3, 2020 8:00 AM
When? Monday, February 3 through Friday, February 7, 2020.
Where? Washington, DC.
Our Goal? Make more and better passenger train service an important priority for Congress when it reauthorizes the Surface Transportation Authorization in 2020.
Why? Make our “ask” early and often as Congress develops the legislative language. Make more and better passenger train service a “top of mind” issue.
Our Campaign? Visit as many Members or Congress as we can, starting with the members of key committees then expanding our effort to as many other members as we have advocates to make those visits. The more volunteers we have, the more visits we can make, and the greater impact we will have. Sean and Jim are preparing materials for us to use. We already have commitments from RPA members: Dave Randall (IL), Brian Nelson (MN), Andrew Lodrigus (LA), Albert Papp (NJ), Doug Kerr (CA) and George Chilson (CA).
Join us! If you can be in DC that first week of February, join the campaign – whether for one day, several days or the whole week – make your voice heard.
Make a difference! Join the team! Passengers speak! Congress listens!
"We would not be in the position we’re in if it weren’t for the advocacy of so many of you, over a long period of time, who have believed in passenger rail, and believe that passenger rail should really be a part of America’s intermodal transportation system."
Secretary Ray LaHood, U.S. Department of Transportation
2011 Spring Council Meeting