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D.C.-Maryland-Virginia Passengers—Speak now, or forever hold your piece! (DEADLINE TODAY!)

October 25, 2016

In the wake of a series of serious safety incidents, WMATA launched a “SafeTrack” accelerated track work program to address a growing maintenance backlog. SafeTrack accelerates three years' worth of work into approximately one year, by closing earlier and introducing extended service outages during the week. Now, WMATA executives are saying they need to reduce service even more to meet longte...

Vote for Amtrak Guest Rewards Card on USA Today Poll

October 25, 2016

Those who prefer to travel by rails can benefit from the Amtrak Guest Rewards World Mastercard. Perks include a 20,000-point bonus offer, no foreign transaction fees, a 5-percent points rebate on Amtrak redemption travel and bonus points per dollar spent on Amtrak or other qualifying travel. And now, you can vote in support of Amtrak Guest Rewards World Mastercard at USA TODAY, where it has been...

Hey, Candidates: What about infrastructure???

October 8, 2016

No matter who you plan on voting for, it’s important that voters get a chance to hear about how presidential candidates would deal with country’s problems if they were elected to the White House. Unfortunately, the first debate was light on substance about one critical issue: infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates there is a $3.6 trillion backlog in transportation i...

VOTER ALERT: Infrastructure Projects Coming to a Ballot Near You

September 28, 2016

While the presidential and congressional elections dominate the national headlines, state ballot measures across the U.S. are attempting to remedy the deficit in transportation investment created by federal inaction. On November 8, voters across the nation will consider more than $200 billion worth of transportation related ballot measures—and pollsters are saying, due to public frustration with...

ACTION ALERT: Help Amtrak beat this month's budget deadline!

September 6, 2016

Passenger trains need your voice in pre-election talks With the deadline to pass a budget just weeks away, and none of the 12 annual regular appropriations bills passed, Congress is gearing up to pass a short-term budget extension (a Continuing Resolution, or CR) to avoid a shutdown before the election. NARP is asking passenger advocates to support the White House's request to fully fund Amtrak...