HONORING DNA CHAPTER 13 DURING NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION WEEK; Congressional Record Vol. 146, No. 29
(Extensions of Remarks - March 15, 2000)

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      HONORING DNA CHAPTER 13 DURING NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION WEEK

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                            HON. BART GORDON

                              of tennessee

                    in the house of representatives

                       Wednesday, March 15, 2000

  Mr. GORDON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the members of the 
Nashville Chapter of Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Fraternity during 
National Transportation Week, May 14-20, 2000.
  Congress and President John F. Kennedy first proclaimed National 
Transportation Week in 1962. Since then, National Transportation Week 
has been observed every year during the week in which the third Friday 
falls in May. It is important to recognize the men and women who 
deliver the goods from our farms and factories to suppliers and buyers 
all across this great nation, not only during a given week in the year, 
but throughout the year as well.
  While transportation affords us the opportunity for leisure travel, 
it has become an increasingly important issue for those of us who 
commute to and from work. While I have been supportive of efforts to 
widen and expand our interstates to minimize traffic congestion, I also 
believe we need to consider alternatives like bus service and commuter 
rail.
  In keeping with the objectives of its international organization, 
Volunteer Chapter 135 has done an excellent job in creating awareness 
of transportation issues, promoting safety in the industry and enabling 
young people to continue their education through numerous scholarship 
programs. During National Transportation Week, the Volunteer Chapter 
includes public schools in their awareness program with poster and 
essay contests and equipment demonstrations.
  I ask the House to join me in recognizing the transportation industry 
and its workers. To Nashville Chapter 135, I say, ``Roll on!''

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