Releases

NARP Releases, Statements & Letters

An archive of press releases, Congressional statements, letters to officials, and written testimony.

Mathews to Senate Commerce Committee

Statement of Jim Mathews to Senate Commerce Committee on Rail Reauthorization

Statement of Jim Mathews President & CEO National Association of Railroad Passengers * * *Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and SecurityThe Honorable Richard Blumenthal, ChairmanThe Honorable John Thune, Ranking MemberU.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation* * *Hearing on the Future of Passenger Rail in the U.S.* * *December 10, 2014* * * Thank you for your consideration of my testimony on behalf of the National Associ

Release #14-18

Case "Will Determine the Future of Passenger Rail in the U.S.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (#14-18) December 8, 2014 Contact: Sean Jeans-Gail, NARP – 202-408-8362 Case "Will Determine the Future of Passenger Rail in the U.S. Supreme Justices Hear Arguments in Association of American Railroads v. U.S. Department of Transportation Washington, D.C. – The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in the Association of American Railroads v. U.S. Department of Transportation, a case that has snarled passenger train movements across the national rail network. The

Release #14-17

Texas Students Call for High-Speed Rail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (#14-17) November 19, 2014 Contact: Sean Jeans-Gail, NARP – 202-408-8362 Texas Students Call for High-Speed Rail Student Government Associations Highlight Economic Importance of Passenger Trains for Future of Texas Economy Encouraged by the National Association of Railroad Passenger’s campaign to recruit the next generation of transportation leaders, student government associations at Sam Houston State University and the University of North Texas issued resolutions

Release #14-16

FY14 Train Ridership Records Highlight Infrastructure, Funding Gaps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (#14-16) October 29, 2014 Contact: Sean Jeans-Gail, NARP – 202-408-8362 FY14 Train Ridership Records Highlight Infrastructure, Funding Gaps Amtrak’s record-breaking Fiscal Year 2014 ridership and revenue figures made public yesterday should be a wake-up call for federal and local policymakers to provide predictable, dedicated public investment in passenger rail and to address Midwestern train delays that are hurting passengers and Amtrak’s financial footing. The N

Release #14-15

America's Passengers, Mayor Becker Honor Salt Lake City's Transportation Vision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (#14-15) October 17, 2014 Contact: Sean Jeans-Gail, NARP – 202-408-8362 America's Passengers, Mayor Becker Honor Salt Lake City's Transportation Vision Salt Lake City—The National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) is presenting an award Saturday to Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, honoring Salt Lake City’s officials and community leaders for building a rail transit system that has become a national model for smart growth. Becker will be joined by Federal

Release #14-15a

Coalition Files “Friend of Court” Brief Defending Passenger Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (#14-15) September 24, 2014 Contact: Sean Jeans-Gail, NARP – 202-408-8362 Coalition Files “Friend of Court” Brief Defending Passenger Rights Confronts Increasingly Serious Delays Afflicting America’s National Train Network Washington, D.C.—The National Association of Railroad Passengers, the Environmental Law and Policy Center, All Aboard Ohio, and Virginians for High Speed Rail have filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that could