Happening Now

About Us

Stated Goals

  1. Improve & expand conventional intercity Passenger train service
  2. Support startup one high speed rail line
  3. Increase connectivity among all forms of transportation
  4. Safety for our trains and passengers

NARP's Vision for Trains in America

NARP believes the current Amtrak system is skeletal at best. Experience has shown that when additional frequencies are added to existing routes, revenues rise faster than costs. When new routes are added, ridership on connecting routes also goes up. The NARP Vision map below shows NARP's Grid and Gateway proposal, which provides a firm basis for a truly national system. All routes shown are assumed to have at least two round trips daily to maximize utility and connection possibilities.

The mission of the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) is to work for a modern, customer-focused national passenger train network that provides a travel choice Americans want.

NARP is the largest national membership advocacy organization for train and rail transit passengers. We have worked since 1967 to expand the quality and quantity of passenger rail in the United States. Our work is supported by around 28,000 individual members.

NARP's vision is for an expanded national network of passenger trains (short, medium, and long-distance), putting 80% of Americans within 25 miles of a train station served by frequent, fast, and reliable trains providing top-notch customer service. NARP also seeks to have at least one high-speed rail line with trains operating at a maximum speed of at least 220 mph in operation by 2025. Finally, NARP seeks enhanced connectivity between intercity trains and airports, intercity buses, local transit, cycling and walking, and car rental and sharing service for a seamless multi-modal transportation network.

NARP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Dues and contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Click Here for NARP's most recent 990 filing with the IRS Password is NARP's EIN: 362615221
Click Here for NARP's most recent Audited Financial Statements Password is NARP's EIN: 362615221
Click here for NARP's Articles of Incorporation from inception in Illinois, 1967.
NARP is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors, which is elected by the all-volunteer Council of Representatives, our national advisory body elected by the general membership by state. Click here for a list of Directors and Representatives.

Nondiscrimination Statement

The National Association of Railroad Passengers shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, and selection of volunteers and vendors. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.