2016 UMA Capitol Hill Days

 

April 12 & 13, 2016 | Washington, DC

 

 

All UMA members are invited and encouraged to participate in UMA’s Capitol Hill Days on April 12 & 13, 2016. This is your opportunity to come to Washington, DC to interact with your Congressional delegates and important agency officials and make sure your voice is heard.

 

 Click here register and download a registration form. 

 

Owners and senior management from bus and motorcoach companies from around the nation will gather to meet with their Congressional elected officials to discuss the industry's most pressing legislative issues.

 
Schedule of Events (tentative; subject to change )
 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

1:30 – 3:00 PM

 

Legislative Briefing and Capitol Hill Training

Briefing on issues; learn and practice how to conduct effective Congressional meeting; receive your packet and personalized itinerary for the next day

Dress attire is business professional (coat & tie or suit).

LOCATION: Holiday Inn Capitol (Room:Capitol Ballroom)

550 C Street, SW | Washington, DC 20024

  

4:00 PM

 

Board buses to the U.S. Capitol Building for UMA Group Photo

Board at: Holiday Inn Capitol

4:30 PM

 

UMA Group Photo in front of Capitol Dome

Dress attire is business professional (coat & tie or suit).

After the photo, those participating in the fundraiser will walk to the Capitol Hill Club. All others will board the bus and return to the hotel.

5:00 – 6:00 PM

 

[Optional] Fundraiser for Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA), Chairman, House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, House Armed Services Committee

$500 Individual Campaign Contribution Required (Federal law prohibits company checks).

 

Please be sure to RSVP if you plan on attending this event to kpresley@uma.org.

Dress attire is business professional (coat & tie or suit).

LOCATION: Capitol Hill Club

300 First Street, SE | Washington, DC 20003

For those attending the Shuster Fundraiser, please taxi to Clyde's of Gallery Place for our Group Dinner. You are welcome to submit this taxi expense to UMA after the event to be reimbursed.

6:10 PM

Motorcoach departs going to the UMA Group Dinner

Board at: Holiday Inn Capitol & Capitol Hill Hotel

Please note the bus will depart at 6:10pm - please arrive early to board the bus.

6:30 PM

 

Group Dinner

LOCATION: Clyde's of Gallery Place, Piedmont Room

707 7th Street NW | Washington, DC 20001

Dress attire is business professional (coat & tie or suit).

After dinner, the motorcoach will pick up to take everyone back to the host hotels.

Wednesday, April 13th 2016

7:00 – 7:30 AM

Breakfast sponsored by Trailways

LOCATION: Holiday Inn Capitol (Room:Capitol Ballroom)

550 C Street, SW | Washington, DC 20024

 

7:15 - 7:30 AM

Launch to the Hill

Last minute questions/last minute changes

LOCATION: Holiday Inn Capitol (Room:Capitol Ballroom)

550 C Street, SW | Washington, DC 20024

Dress attire is business professional (coat & tie or suit).

7:30 AM

 

Load Buses to Depart for Capitol Hill Appointments & Optional Perry Fundraiser

Board at: Holiday Inn Capitol

8:00 AM

 

[Optional] Fundraiser for Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA), House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, House Committee on Homeland Security, House Committee on Foreign Affairs

$500 Individual Campaign Contribution Required (Federal law prohibits company checks).

 

Please be sure to RSVP if you plan on attending this event to kpresley@uma.org.

Dress attire is business professional (coat & tie or suit).

LOCATION: Sonoma

223 Pennsylvania Ave | Washington, DC 

 

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

Individual Visits to Your U.S. Senators and House Representatives

Individual appointment times vary so lunch is on your own. There are a number of eateries in the Congressional Buildings.

Dress attire is business professional (coat & tie or suit).

4:00 – 6:00 PM

 

Capitol Hill Meeting Debrief & Reception with 2016 UMA Capitol Hill Days attendees

Share information and action items for your Congressional meeting; return evaluations forms

LOCATION: TBD

Evening

Dinner on your own

 

Hotel Accommodations

UMA has 2 host hotels for the 2016 UMA Capitol Hill Days. 

 

Holiday Inn Capitol

550 C Street, SW

Washington, DC 20024

$179 per night *

 

Capitol Hill Hotel

200 C Street, SE

Washington, DC 20003

$199 per night*

 

*These discounted rates are what the attendee is responsible for and reflect UMA’s subsidy.

 

Both properties are accessible by Metro and provide complimentary wifi.  Availability for both properties is first come first served. Transportation to offsite events will be provided.

 

The Cut-Off Date for accepting hotel reservations is Friday, March 4th 2016. Any reservations received after this date, are subject to space and rate availability. To encourage member participation, UMA is subsidizing part of the hotel cost for attendees of the event.  The discounted group rates for attendees are stated above. This subsidized rate is reserved for UMA Capitol Hill Attendees only. 

 

Click here for hotel reservation and registration form. 

 

Please note the subsidized rate is only for Tuesday and Wednesday nights over the event. UMA is unable to subsidize longer stays.

 

Travel 

You are strongly encouraged to fly into Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) as it is the most convenient airport to downtown Washington, DC and has easy Metro access (located on the Blue/Yellow line). UMA's host hotels are approximately 5 miles from Ronald Reagan National Airport. This is about a 15 minute cab ride that will cost about $25-$30. Metro is also a possibility and will take you 20-30 minutes. The Holiday Inn Capitol is a few blocks from L'Enfant Plaza Station (Yellow Line) and the Capitol Hill Hotel is a few blocks from Capitol South Metro (Blue/ Orange Line). Other airports flying into the Washington, DC area include Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI). Both of these airports are about 45 - 75 minutes away from downtown Washington DC.

 

L'Enfant Plaza metro stop is located 0.1 miles (3 minute walk) from Holiday Inn Hotel. 

 

Capitol South metro stop is located 0.2 miles (3 minute walk) from the Capitol Hill Hotel.