AAR presents Congressman DeFazio with railroad achievement award

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U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio
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WASHINGTON — The Association of American Railroads is partnering with rail advocacy group GoRail in honoring U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, an Oregon Democrat, with the AAR’s railroad achievement award.

DeFazio was recently honored by the industry trade group for his bipartisan leadership on issues affecting both freight and passenger railroads. The lawmaker recently accepted the award at Willamette Valley Company’s manufacturing facility in Oregon.

Willamette Valley is a manufacturer of wood products used in freight and passenger railroads. The company offers products that can plug spike holes, repair wood and concrete ties, and other products for light rail systems.

The Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association, which represents the manufacturer, as well as eight other Oregon rail companies, coordinated the event. Representatives from BNSF Railway, Union Pacific, and Genesee & Wyoming also attended.

The AAR’s railroad achievement award is periodically given to members of Congress who show leadership on policies that support the sustainability of the rail industry.

See the news release online.

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