LRIW to Host March 6 Networking Event Ahead of Railroad Day on the Hill

The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) will host a networking event sponsored by Railroad Construction Company, Inc., on Tuesday, March 6 at 4:00 p.m. at the Acadiana Restaurant in Washington, DC, in conjunction with the annual Railroad Day on Capitol Hill, which will be held on March 7. Nicole Brewin, Vice President of Government Relations with the Railway Supply Institute, will speak at the LRIW event on 2018 rail industry legislative priorities and how to get the best from Railroad Day.

Railroad Day on Capitol Hill brings together railroaders from across the nation to share with Congress a 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, and state and local government representatives, with an interest in furthering the political goals of the railroad industry. The annual event, during which hundreds of attendees participate in an intensive day of meetings with U.S. Representatives, Senators, and staff, helps drive home to Congress the important role the industry plays in restoring America’s economy, improving America’s environment, and connecting America in the global marketplace.

“The impact of Railroad Day on the industry’s visibility to the Congress and policymakers is phenomenal,” said Tanis Petersen, LRIW President. “The day presents opportunities for positive, lively discussions, strategic planning and connections that will set the tone for the industry this year. The LRIW has proudly supported this event for many years through the contributions of our members. We urge members and others interested in our mission and Railroad Day to attend our March 6 networking event.”

Attendees for the LRIW event may RSVP online here All are welcome and there is no cost to attend.

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

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 endeavors. 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