LRIW Joins Fellow Railroaders on Capitol Hill March 3; Hosting Event on March 2


Washington, DC, March 2, 2016 – The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) will be represented at this year’s Railroad Day on Capitol Hill on Thursday, March 3 in Washington, DC. This event brings together railroaders from across the nation to share with Congress its unified vision for the railway industry.

Railroad Day on Capitol Hill is open to all Class I, II, and III railroad personnel, suppliers, contractors, labor, shippers, as well as state and local government representatives, with an interest in furthering the political goals of the railroad industry. By joining with your fellow rail industry workers, you can 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.

“We are very excited to be representing the voice of women in the railway at this year’s Railroad Day on Capitol Hill. We look forward to participating in discussions that will influence the future of our industry and continue to strengthen its presence within our great nation,” said Jodi Heldt, LRIW President.

The LRIW will be hosting a networking event on Tuesday, March 2 at 5:00 p.m. in the mezzanine at the Acadiana Restaurant in Washington, DC. RSVP online here All are welcome and there is no cost to attend.

About the League of Railway Industry Women

Founded in 1997, the League of Railway Industry Women is a dedicated organization providing leadership and support for the personal and professional development of women at every level in their railroading careers and railway-related business endeavours. Its mission is to create a forum within the rail industry that provides women with the opportunity to achieve a broader understanding of the railroad business. Learn more at

Contact: Emilia Marceta, LRIW Chair, Public Relations & Outreach –