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Archive -- RailNation DC - Spring 2019 Washington Advocacy Summit & Day on The Hill

Blueprint 2020...Be The Architect!

Location:

Westin City Center 1400 M. Street, NW Washington DC 20005

Make Plans NOW To Attend The Rail Passengers 2019 Washington Advocacy Summit, Day on The Hill And Congressional Reception

On-Line Advance Registration Is Now Closed!

At-The-Door Registration Will Be Available On
Monday, April 1, Starting At 7:00am
In The National Ballroom Foyer Of The Westin City Center Hotel

Day On The Hill

Resources & Information

Including Attendee List And Appointment Summary

Event Host Hotel Location

Westin City Center

1400 M. Street, NW
At Thomas Circle
(3 1/2 blocks from the Metro)

FYI...Group Rate Rooms At The Westin Are Now Sold Out!

Regular Public Rate Rooms Are Currently Available On-Line At The Nearby Washington Plaza Hotel
Starting At ~$219 Average Per Night (Single Occupancy) For The Three Nights Of 3/31, 4/1 & 4/2!

There Is NO Group Rate Or Other Special Arrangement At The Washington Plaza!

Event Agenda: (Revised to 3-28-19)

Printable Agenda

Sunday, March 31

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Rail Passengers Association Board Of Director's Meeting - Open To All Attendees

Monticello Ballroom - Lower Monticello Level

7:30pm Hospitality Suite Room To Be Announced

Monday, April 1

7:00am - 4:30pm Meeting Registration & Member Services National Ballroom Foyer - Ballroom Level
6:45am - 7:45am Continental Breakfast Vista Terrace – Upper Mezzanine Level
8:00am

Advocacy Summit Convenes

National Ballroom - Ballroom Level
8:00am – 8:15am Welcome Comments, Logistics & Safety Briefing
8:15am - 9:15am

Session Opening Speakers -

9:15am – 10:05am

'Investments, Not Subsidies: How American Long Distance Trains Make Money'

10:05am - 10:20am Break - Beverages On Own To-Go Beverages Available In Lobby
10:20am - 11:50am

'No Schedules: Regional Rail and the Future of American Passenger Trains'

National Ballroom
11:50am - 12:00n Break
12:00n - 1:30pm

Lunch With Keynote Address By Kenneth Hylander - Executive Vice President and Chief Safety Officer - Amtrak

Monticello Ballroom - Lower Monticello Level
1:30pm - 1:45pm Break
1:45pm - 2:45pm

'The View from the Hill: Infrastructure and the 116th Congress'

National Ballroom
2:45pm - 3:00pm Break - Beverages On Own To-Go Beverages Available In Lobby
3:00pm - 3:30pm

'How to Sell Trains to Your Member of Congress'

National Ballroom
3:30pm - 4:30pm

'What Can Passengers Do?: Advocacy Strategies That Really Work'

National Ballroom
4:30pm Advocacy Summit Concludes
4:45pm - 5:45pm Committee Meetings (By Advance Arrangment)

Routes & Schedules Committee

Northeast Corridor Task Force

Ashlawn South Room - Lower Mezzanine

Suite To Be Announced

4:45pm - 6:30pm Re-Authorization Group Discussion Lead By Board Vice-Chair Carl Fowler – All Attendees Are Welcome To Participate National Ballroom
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Beer & Transit Networking Mixer

Join with transit advocates from the greater DC region!

Busboys And Poets
450 K Street, NW

8:00pm – 9:15pm

Switzerland - A Scenic Railway Paradise

  • Presented by Carl Fowler
  • $25.00 Separate Donation
  • This is a benefit event for the ‘Jim Hamre Memorial Scholarship Fund’
  • Buy Tickets Here
National Ballroom
9:15pm Hospitality Suite Room To Be Announced

Tuesday, April 2

On Own Breakfast
7:30am - 9:00am

Hill Day Visit Last Minute Prep

Hotel Lobby
All Day

Rail Passengers 'Day on The Hill' Congressional Office Visits

Capitol Hill

5:15pm - 7:15pm

NOTE Revised
Earlier
Start Time

Rail Passengers 2019 Congressional Reception

2019 Golden Spike Awards

Dirksen Senate Office Building

Room 106

8:30pm Hospitaility Suite Room To Be Announced

Wednesday, April 3

6:45am - 7:45am Continental Breakfast Vista Terrace - Upper Mezzanine Level
8:00am Annual Council Business Meeting Convenes National Ballroom - Ballroom Level
8:00am - 8:05am Logistics & Safety Briefing - Bruce Becker
8:05am - 8:10am Confirmation of Proxies & Establishment of Quorum For Meeting - Cliff Dunn
8:10am - 8:15am Approval of October 2018 Council Business Meeting Minutes
8:15am - 8:40am President's Report - Jim Mathews
8:40am - 8:50am Financial Report - Peter LeCody
8:50am - 9:00am Jack Martin Award Presentations - Peter LeCody
9:00am - 9:15am Board Director Election - Peter LeCody
9:15am - 9:45am Council Resolution Consideration
9:45am - 10:00am Routes & Schedules Committee Presentation - Steve Musen
10:00am - 10:15am Customer Experience Committee Presentation - Carolyn Cokley
10:15am - 10:25am

Break - Beverages On Own
Hotel Check-Out

To-Go Beverages Available In Lobby
10:25am - 10:40am Euipment Committee Presentation - Richard Bruss
10:40am - 12:00n

National Passenger Rail Policy Panel

  • F. K. Plous
  • Jim Mathews
12:00n - 12:15pm

Rail Nation California Sacramento Preview - Bruce Becker

Future Fall Event Location Nominations - Bruce Becker

12:15pm Annual Council Business Meeting Concludes
On Own Lunch On Own - No Group Meal

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