Release #09-06—April 20, 2009
Washington, DC—The National Association of Railroad Passengers will present the George Falcon Golden Spike Award to Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) tomorrow morning.
Senator Reid has been a long-time supporter of passenger trains in general and Amtrak in particular.
NARP President and CEO Ross B. Capon said, “As Majority Leader, Senator Reid played a key role leading to the October, 2008, enactment of the Rail Safety/Amtrak reauthorization. This year, his work was critical to inclusion of a strong passenger train component in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.”
The Association presents George Falcon Golden Spike Awards to honor individuals, usually public officials, for their support for a fully developed train network and leadership in promoting rail development. A complete list of past winners is at http://www.narprail.org/spike
The award is named after the late George Falcon, a Los Angeles area publisher and early member of NARP, who created the award.