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NARP Releases, Statements & Letters

An archive of press releases, Congress-ional statements, letters to officials, and written testimony.

Sen. Leahy, Rep. Stefanik, Rep. Kuster Awarded Golden Spike for Bipartisan Work on Enhancing US-Canada Rail Link

April 14, 2017

For Immediate Release (#17-08) Contact: Xenophon Strategies – (202) 289-4001 Rail Passengers Association Honors Legislators for Improving Travel and Commerce, and Clearing the Way for Return of Vermont - Montreal Connection Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Rail Passengers, an organization representing the 40 million Americans who rely on passenger trains and rail transit, hon...

Rail Passengers Respond to White House Budget: “What About the Jobs, Mr. President?”

March 16, 2017

(Click on the image below to reach your congressional representative or Senator!) For Immediate Release (#17-07) Contact: Xenophon Strategies – (202) 289-4001 Plan Turns Back on Rural America and Midwest: Will Eliminate Amtrak Routes to Most Rural Communities, Destroy Jobs, and Hurt Local Economies Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Rail Passengers, the premiere national orga...

NARP Opposes Another NIMBY Attack on All Aboard Florida

March 9, 2017

For Immediate Release (#17-06) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-4951 Two Anti-Brightline Bills, With Gulf Coast Restoration as Collateral Damage Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Railroad Passengers submitted a letter to the heads of Florida’s State Legislature opposing two proposed bills that would hamstring rail projects in the state. The bills target All Aboard Florida’...

Passengers Oppose Job-Killing Regulations Aimed at Texas Train

March 6, 2017

For Immediate Release (#17-05) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-4951 Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Railroad Passengers is calling on leaders in the Texas State Legislature to reject a draft of job-killing regulations aimed at the private-sector project to connect Houston and Dallas with high-speed trains. Matching the state’s rapidly growing reputation as an incubator fo...

NARP Letter to FRA Advocates for Northeast Corridor Vision

February 28, 2017

(Note: These comments are included as a PDF for the record as well as in text below) NEC FUTURE U.S. DOT Federal Railroad Administration One Bowling Green, Suite 429 New York, NY 10004 To Whom It May Concern: The National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) would like to thank the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the NEC FUTURE team for conducting the NEC FUTURE Environmental Imp...