There will be Rail Passengers Association room blocks set aside for RailNation:Kansas City attendees at two (20 at each) local hotels. The rooms will be $159.00 + tax and must be reserved BEFORE Friday, September 30th. There is no online portal, and you must call the hotels directly.
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center (approx. 8-min walk from Union Station) - 816-841-1000
The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center (approx. 2-min walk from Union Station) - 816-474-4400
"The COVID Pandemic has been and continues to be the biggest challenge faced by Americans as it has taken a deadly toll on the world and on the world’s economies. During COVID Locomotive Engineers at Amtrak and other Passenger and Freight Railroads have embodied the definition of essential workers. This dedication by our members is not new. We applaud the Rail Passenger’s Association for recognizing the vital contributions of our members and their hard work moving Americans and freight during the COVID pandemic."
Dennis Pierce, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) National President
December 21, 2021, on the Association awarding its 2021 Golden Spike Award to the Frontline Amtrak Employees.