Release #12-07—April 26, 2012
The National Association of Railroad Passengers presented Representative Patrick Meehan with the Golden Spike Award this week, for his outstanding work in supporting intercity passenger rail, commuter rail, and transit.
“So many Americans, particularly in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, rely on our nation’s railways each day. Which is why it’s so important that we protect this mode of transportation,” said Congressman Meehan. “I’m honored to receive this award from NARP and will continue my commitment to ensuring safe and efficient transportation systems in this country.”
As a Republican member of the House Committee on Transportation and
Infrastructure—and specifically, the T&I Subcommittee on Railroads—Congressman
Meehan plays a key role in ensuring that American families and businesses have
access to a world class infrastructure system.
Representative Meehan has worked hard to ensure that the Committee finds
the right balance between the pressing investment needs of
“When Congressman Meehan addressed NARP’s board and council
last year, he spoke eloquently about the importance of passenger trains in
providing transportation options for injured veterans and other
mobility-impaired Americans,” said NARP President
Twelve of Amtrak’s services operate through
The Association presents Golden Spike Awards to honor individuals for their support for a fully developed passenger train network and leadership in promoting rail development. A complete list of past winners is at NARP’s website.
About the National Association of Railroad Passengers
NARP is the largest
citizen-based organization advocating for train and rail transit passengers. We
have worked since 1967 to expand the quality and quantity of passenger train
service in the