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AAR Awards

The AAR Achievement Award

The Railroad Achievement Award, presented by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) and GoRail, honors elected Members of Congress who demonstrate continued leadership while in office on issues related to freight rail and the larger railroad network. Award winners have particularly shown an understanding of the distinct role railroads play in the American economy and the need for safe and efficient operations made possible through sustained investments.


2017 Winners


Senator John Thune
Chairman, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

Senator Bill Nelson
Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation


Representative Peter DeFazio
Ranking Member, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee