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July 11, 2017
Draft proposal includes funding for Amtrak’s National Network (and some bad policy provisions, too)
Led by the new appropriations chairman, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), House Republicans released a draft FY2018 budget yesterday evening that would boost spending in rail by $360 million over current levels, with the increase targeted towards the enormous state of good repair backlog on the N...
June 21, 2017
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NARP has created a video to help get the word out about the #Rally4Trains -- not only this weekend, but all through the summer!
We hope you can join us at a rally this weekend. But don't worry if you can't!
Just go to TownsWithoutTrains.com to find out about all the events taking place this summer, how to organize your own rally, and what you can do to make su...
June 15, 2017
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development met today to speak about transportation funding for the coming year with U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who was grilled over Administration plans to slash infrastructure funding, eliminate Amtrak's long-distance trains, and stall transit projects slated for construction.
May 17, 2017
It’s Infrastructure Week in D.C., and transportation groups from all over the nation are turning a spotlight on infrastructure to educate and advocate for a simple message: it’s time to get to work on rebuilding America. Infrastructure Week is an opportunity to bring businesses, workers, elected leaders, and everyday citizens together to think about the best way to improve the rails, roads, br...
May 10, 2017
Concerns over President Donald Trump’s dismissal of James Comey from his post as the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation has stalled congressional action on drafting an FY2018 budget, and could bode poorly for an infrastructure bill that has been promised by Trump’s White House.
While concern over the firing has been vocalized by both parties, the Democrats have taken action. In...