State ARP's & Other Balanced Transportation Groups

 

CITIZEN RAIL GROUPS

 

AZ

AR

CA 

CO

CT

DE

  • Delmarva Rail Passenger Association (Delaware - Maryland Eastern Shore); Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

FL

GA 

IA

IL

IN 

KS

KY

  • Kentucky Rail Advocates: Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (click to email), (502) 776-1967

LA

MA

ME

MI

MIDWEST 

NC

NE 

NH

NJ

NM

NY

OH 

OK

PA

OR 

RI

SC

TN

TX

VT

VA

WA

WI

WV

 

ROUTE SUPPORT GROUPS

  • Cardinal: Friends of the Cardinal
  • Coast Starlight: Coast Starlight Communities Network
  • Downeaster: TrainRiders/Northeast
  • Southwest Chief: Southwest Chief Coalition (Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in Colorado or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in New Mexico)
  • Texas Eagle/Sunset Limited:Texas Eagle Marketing and Performance Organization (TEMPO) 
  • Sunset Limited: Sunset Marketing and Revitalization Team (SMART)

 

 

Advocates of Transit, High Speed Rail and Balanced Transportation

 National & Canada

  • Carbusters...international organization promoting alternatives to “car culture,” including mass transit and rail
  • Center for Neighborhood Technology...a group located in Chicago concerned about sustainable transportation policy, including rail, with many other resources
  • Center for Transportation Excellence...a non-partisan policy research center that includes rebuttal information about common criticisms of rail transit
  • Community Transportation Association of America...a non-profit organization whose members are dedicated to mobility for all people, advocating affordable and accessible community transportation. Publishers of RAIL Magazine
  • Culture Change...hilighting issues surrounding peak oil and conservation
  • Environmental Law and Policy Center...a Midwestern public interest environmental advocacy organization working to achieve cleaner energy resources and implement sustainable energy strategies, promote innovative and efficient transportation and land use approaches - including high-speed rail
  • Friends of Amtrak...Internet effort to support continued Amtrak funding, by Craig S. O'Connell.
  • Friends of the Earth Amtrak Blog...moderated by Colin Peppard, Friends of the Earth Transportation Policy Coordinator
  • High Speed Rail Canada...national citizens' advocacy group
  • Light Rail Now..."charitable educational enterprise designed to support efforts both within North America and worldwide to develop and improve light rail transit (LRT) and other rail transit and mass transportation systems."
  • MassTransport.com...a portal site for “users of international public transportation,” including in the U.S.
  • National Corridors Initiative...business, environmental, government, academic leaders advancing rail-corridor development as economic development, congestion mitigation, and environmental tools; linking those corridors into a network that maintains a true national rail system a high priority
  • National Station Car Association...lots of interesting information on proposals to have electric cars available at mass transit stations for use by transit riders
  • OneRail Coalition...a coalition of freight, passenger, transit, environmental and labor groups, OneRail advocates for increased investment in the nation’s railroad infrastructure to ensure our continued mobility, economic competitiveness and job creation, as well as to meet the energy and climate challenges of the 21st century
  • Rail Users Network...representing long-distance, commuter and transit riders.
  • States for Passenger Rail Coalition...organization representing state departments of transportation that seek to grow and improve the passenger train network with federal and state support.
  • Surface Transportation Policy Project...STPP wants intercity and local rail to have a strong presence in transportation public policy.
  • Transport 2000 Canada...The national group for users of public transportation in Canada, including rail and transit
  • US High Speed Rail Association..."the only organization in America focused entirely on advancing a state-of-the-art national high-speed rail network across the country."
  • Victoria Transport Policy Institute...a research organization in Canada but which writes frequently about US transportation issues

State and Local

California

  • Alliance for Sustainable Transit and Jobs...group providing constructive public input in support of California High Speed Rai
  • BayRail Alliance...an all-volunteer transit consumer group working to promote an upgraded and expanded rail service in the Bay Area (formerly Peninsula Rail 2000)
  • Capitol Corridor Commuters: Sacramento/Davis to Bay Area Riders.
  • Capitol Corridor Riders: Sacramento/Davis to Auburn Riders. 530-305-2599; Fax 530-328-1773
  • Coast Rail Now: Santa Barbara & Ventura Counties. 805-875-3562
  • Friends 4 Expo Transit...Citizens working for a light rail option in the Los Angeles Mid-City/Westside transit corridor, now partially open
  • Friends Of Light Rail: Sacramento County. 916-978-4045
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. : Marin & Sonoma Counties. 707-322-5692
  • Los Angeles Rail Transit...the “Union Station” site is a private site with information on intercity, commuter, light rail and subway services
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. : Mendocino & Humboldt Counties. 707-459-9220
  • Modern Transit Society...Group promoting transit and rail use with chapters in Sacramento, Fresno, Davis, Napa/Sonoma, East Bay, South Bay, San Francisco and Los Angeles
  • Rescue MUNI: San Francisco. 415-273-1558
  • Sacramento Valley Rail Group:  Sacramento Valley. 530-222-6756
  • The Transit Coalition (greater Los Angeles)
  • TransForm (San Francisco Bay Area)
  • Transportation Solutions Defense & Education Fund: San Francisco Bay Area. 415-380-8600
  • VTA Riders Union: Santa Clara County 408-888-2208

Colorado

  • Front Range On Track...advocates for passenger train service between Albuquerque, Pueblo, Denver, Boulder and Cheyenne

Connecticut

Florida

Illinois

Massachusetts

Missouri

New Jersey

  • Lackawanna Coalition...focuses on issues related to New Jersey Transit’s Morris & Essex lines (e.g. schedule enhancements and station improvements).

 

New York

Pennsylvania

  • Penn Jersey Rail Coalition...coalition dedicated to restoration of New York - Scranton passenger trains on the Lackawanna Cutoff

Rhode Island

Texas

  • Light Rail Now!...Grassroots group promoting future light rail service in Austin

Virginia

  • TransDominion Express...Information on proposed intercity passenger rail service from Bristol to Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Washington/Richmond

Wisconsin

 

Outside the United States and Canada


    • Railfuture - “The independent campaign for a better passenger and freight rail network” in the United Kingdom.

    • Rail Users Ireland - Organization representing thousands of rail users across all 26 counties in the Republic of Ireland, working for improved infrastructure and service.

    • Pro Bahn - Organization of German rail passengers

 

    • Verkehrs-Club der Schweiz (VCS) (“Traffic Club of Switzerland”) Organization promoting sustainable transportation in Switzerland, including walking, cycling and public transit, supporting “an optimal combination of different transport modes.” (Note: Website is in German. English translation here.)