Marking 140 years of connecting travelers from coast to coast, the U.S. Senate recognizes National Train Day and celebrated the importance of train travel throughout the country. Chairman Rockefeller co-sponsored a bipartisan resolution that supports the goals and ideals of National Train Day.
“As Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, I am a big believer in the role that our nation’s train systems can play in jump-starting our economy and reducing America’s dependence on automobiles. We can address our country’s transportation challenges head-on by laying the foundation for an improved, efficient, high speed rail system. I applaud this effort to recognize our national rail and encourage states and cities all across the country to continue developing high-speed rail in their communities, offering travelers more choices while helping our environment and stimulating our economy.”