The Council represents local needs, issues and activities at the national level.
Rail Passengers Association board positions are elected by the Council of Representatives.
RPA's professional staff represents the members in DC and throughout the country.
The National Association of Railroad Passengers, DBA the Rail Passengers Association, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
"When [NARP] comes to Washington, you help embolden us in our efforts to continue the progress for passenger rail. And not just on the Northeast Corridor. All over America! High-speed rail, passenger rail is coming to America, thanks to a lot of your efforts! We’re partners in this. ... You are the ones that are going to make this happen. Do not be dissuaded by the naysayers. There are thousands of people all over America who are for passenger rail and you represent the best of what America is about!"
Secretary Ray LaHood, U.S. Department of Transportation
2012 NARP Spring Council Meeting