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House GOP Appropriators Reject White House Proposal to Slash Amtrak Service

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...

New #Rally4Trains Video to Help Spread the Word This Summer!

June 21, 2017

Click here if video doesn't load 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...

House Appropriators United in Bipartisan Skepticism Over White House Transportation Cuts

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. Overall, appro...

NARP on the scene for Infrastructure Week in Washington, D.C.

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...

Fallout from dismissal of FBI Director could grind Congressional action on infrastructure to a halt

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...