Rail Passenger Releases, Statements & Letters - An archive of press releases, Congressional statements, letters to officials, and written testimony.
Chao Nominated as Transportation Secretary; Rail Passengers Look to Partner on Building A Connected America
US DOT Secretary Foxx Appoints NARP President and CEO to National Advisory Committee Created by FAST Act
Concurring With Senators, NARP Presses For New Amtrak CEO Committed To Growing A Unified National Passenger Network
"It is an honor to be recognized by the Rail Passengers Association for my efforts to strengthen and expand America’s passenger rail. Golden spikes were once used by railroads to mark the completion of important rail projects, so I am truly grateful to receive the Golden Spike Award as a way to mark the end of a career that I’ve spent fighting to invest in our country’s rail system. As Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, it has been my priority to bolster funding for Amtrak, increase and expand routes, look to the future by supporting high-speed projects, and improve safety, culminating in $66 billion in new funding in the Bipartisan infrastructure Law."
Representative Peter DeFazio (OR-04)
March 30, 2022, on receiving the Association's Golden Spike Award for his years of dedication and commitment to passenger rail.