Washington, DC – Today, the National Association of Rail Passengers, an organization representing the 40 million Americans who rely on passenger trains and rail transit, honored Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) with the “Golden Spike Award” for her efforts to successfully enact legislation to facilitate travel and commerce between the United States and Canada

“I thank the National Association of Rail Passengers for this tremendous honor,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “The Promoting Travel, Commerce, and National Security Act is a landmark piece of bipartisan legislation that I was proud to help lead through Congress and see signed into law. Increasing commerce with our Canadian neighbors is a top economic priority for my district, and this legislation will help build increased economic ties while supporting travel, commerce and tourism between our two nations. Furthermore, this legislation will help build integrated defense capabilities to maintain a secure Northern border. Importantly for the North Country, this legislation will facilitate Amtrak service from Montreal to the North Country, and will reinforce the future of small border crossings by allowing joint operations along the border. Thank you again to the National Association of Rail Passengers for this honor and their support on this important issue.”

Click here for more information on the legislation. This legislation was signed into law on December 16th, 2016.