Bullock joins Sen. Casey, urges Amtrak to rename 30th Street Station
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 29 – State Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Phila., today spoke at a news conference hosted by U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and the Gray Coalition, to urge Amtrak to rename its 30th Street Station as the William H. Gray III 30th Street Station.
Bullock was joined by state Reps. W. Curtis Thomas and Jordan Harris, both D-Phila.
“I say it’s time that we build upon the legacy that Congressman Gray has left behind,” Bullock said. “Yes, we talk about African American contributions to Philadelphia, our commonwealth, and even our country. But somehow, that’s all it is: just talk.”
In 2014, Congress unanimously passed H.R. 4838 to rename 30th Street Station as the William H. Gray III 30th Street Station. In August 2014, President Barack Obama signed H.R. 4838 into law. Since then, Amtrak has failed to rename the station after the late Congressman Gray. To urge Amtrak to change the name of the station immediately, Bullock co-sponsored H.R. 419, which was unanimously adopted by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
“Congressman Gray built upon the legacy and sacrifice of those who came before him,” Bullock said. “His contributions to our nation matter. Congress thought so. President Obama thought so. Even Amtrak has said so. So what’s the holdup?”