PRINTER'S NO. 1639
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE RESOLUTION
No.
295
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY MATZIE, BIZZARRO, KORTZ, DONATUCCI, STURLA,
HENNESSEY, DiGIROLAMO, RYAN, PASHINSKI, FREEMAN, HOHENSTEIN,
LONGIETTI, BURNS, NEILSON, MURT, YOUNGBLOOD, READSHAW, ZABEL,
MILLARD, MACKENZIE, PYLE, CALTAGIRONE, SCHLEGEL CULVER,
SONNEY, WARREN, SCHMITT, SCHWEYER, MARKOSEK, ZIMMERMAN AND
GILLEN, MAY 1, 2019
INTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35,
MAY 1, 2019
A RESOLUTION
Recognizing May 11, 2019, as "National Train Day" in
Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, "National Train Day" was first established in 2008
to educate the public about the rich history of our nation's
trains as well as the advantages of rail travel; and
WHEREAS, This observation is held annually on the Saturday
closest to May 10, the day that the nation's first
transcontinental railway was completed in 1869 in Promontory,
Utah; and
WHEREAS, Since 1869, the development of rail travel has
revolutionized Pennsylvania, transforming this great
Commonwealth into an industrial powerhouse in the region and the
nation; and
WHEREAS, Rail travel is an essential part of our
transportation infrastructure, helping to reduce congestion on
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the roads and in the skies, connecting cities and rural
communities and providing a more environmentally friendly mode
of transportation that contributes to our energy security;
therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives recognize May 11,
2019, as "National Train Day" in Pennsylvania and encourage
residents of this Commonwealth to learn more about the history
of trains as well as their positive impact on this Commonwealth
and our nation; and be it further
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives recognize the
important contributions trains make to this Commonwealth and the
national transportation system.
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