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Archive -- Rail Passengers Association Spring 2018 Advocacy Summit, Day on The Hill & Meeting - Washington, DC


Sunday, April 15, 2018 3:00 PM Wednesday, April 18, 2018 2:00 PM


Hilton Alexandria Old Town 1767 King Street Alexandria VA 22314

Event Registration

On-Line Event Registration is NOW CLOSED! All New Registrations Must Be Made At The Door!

  • At The Door Full Event Registration - $300.00 per attendee - Includes all meals Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday and the Tuesday Evening Congressional Reception
  • At The Door Monday & Tuesday ONLY - $230.00 per attendee - Includes all meals Monday & Tuesday and the Tuesday Evening Congressional Reception
  • At The Door Tuesday 'Day on The Hill' Only - $100.00 per attendee - Includes 'Day on The Hill' activities and the Tuesday Evening Congressional Reception
  • NEW - Student Rate - $25.00 per attendee (25 and under with valid student ID) - Includes Monday's Advocacy Summit Presentations (NO Meals or Beverages!) and Tuesday's 'Day on The Hill' & Congressional Reception

Host Hotel

Hilton Alexandria Old Town
1767 King Street
Adjacent to Metro's King Street Station & the Amtrak/VRE Alexandria Station

Discounted Rail Passengers Association Group-Rate Guest Rooms Are SOLD-OUT!

Market rate rooms are available at the Hilton!

Other nearby hotels include:

Hampton Inn Alexandria / Old Town (2 blocks)

Embassy Suites Alexandria / Old Town (2 blocks)

Kimpton Lorien Alexandria (2 blocks)

Hilton Garden Inn Alexandria / Old Town (4 blocks)

Marriott Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town / Duke Street (5 blocks)

Marriott Alexandrian (13 blocks)

Event Agenda - Revised to 4-14-18 (Printable Version)

Sunday, April 15

  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm - Rail Passengers Association Board of Director's Meeting - Open to all attendees - Hilton - Salon A Lobby Level

Monday, April 16

  • 7:15am - 8:15am - Continental Breakfast - Hilton - Salon C Lobby Level
  • 8:30am - General Session Starts
    • Welcome By Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg
    • Amtrak PTC Presentation
    • Rail Passengers Association Regional Coordinator & Field Outreach Panel
    • FRA Presentation on Grant Programs and Funding Streams
  • 12:00n - 1:30pm - Lunch with Keynote Speaker Kristopher Takacs - Director of the Washington, DC office of the International Urban Planning & Design Firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
  • 1:45pm - General Session Reconvenes
    • Amtrak Host Railroad Presentation
    • Congressional Staff 'View from The Hill' Presentation
    • National Network Strategy Presentation
    • Preparation for Day on The Hill Visits
  • 3:45pm - General Session Concludes
  • 4:00pm - 4:45pm - Division Meetings - For ALL Council Members

Tuesday, April 17

  • 7:30am - 9:00am - Continental Breakfast & Last Minute 'Day on The Hill' Preparation - Hilton

Wednesday, April 18

  • 7:15am - 8:15am - Continental Breakfast - Hilton
  • 8:30am - Session Starts
    • Attendance Roll-Call
  • 8:45am - 9:30am - Day on The Hill Recap
  • 10:00am - 11:45am - Annual Council Business Meeting
    • Reports
    • By-Law Admendments
    • Elections
      • At-Large Council Representatives
      • Officers
      • Directors
    • Future Event Location Nominations
    • Council Resolutions
    • Other Business
  • 12:00n - 1:30pm - Working Lunch Seated By Regions
  • All General Activities Conclude By 1:30pm

Event Resources

Attendee 'Day on The Hill' Office Appointment Guide Letter

Find Your Member Of The House

Find Your Member Of The Senate

A Beginner's Guide to Rail Passengers Association Day on the Hill - By Board Director Tom Girsch

On-Line Form For Submitting 'Day on The Hill' Appointmets You Have Made

'Day on The Hill' Appointment List - This link will open a Excel Spreadsheet with the current apointments the Rail Passengers Association office has been informed of. You can view this list , but not edit it. Please notify Bruce Becker if changes, additions or revisions are needed.

2018 Congressional Reception Invitation

Rail Passengers Association Office Open House Information & Directions

Day on The Hill & Congressional Reception Information & Directions

Resolutions for Consideration At The 2018 Annual Council Business Meeting

2018 Legislative 'Ask'

2018 Policy Sheet - NEC & Gateway Project

2018 Policy Sheet - On Time Performance

2018 Policy Sheet - High Speed Rail

2018 Policy Sheet - State of Good Repair

2018 Policy Sheet - Rural Mobility

2018 Policy Sheet - Positive Train Control

115th Congress - Passenger Rail Voting Sheet