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NARP Releases, Statements & Letters

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

NARP Urges Secretary Chao to Support High-Speed Rail in California

February 15, 2017

For Immediate Release (#17-04) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-4951 Washington, D.C. — On February 9th, 2017, NARP President and CEO Jim Mathews wrote to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao urging the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to support the California High-Speed Rail (CAHSR) project. In the letter, Mathews highlighted the CAHSR project as “a vital element of critical tra...

NARP Supports Funding for Caltrain Electrification Project in Letter to Secretary Chao

February 14, 2017

For Immediate Release (#17-03) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-4951 Washington, D.C. — In a letter sent to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao today, NARP President and CEO Jim Mathews expressed support for federal investment in Caltrain’s Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP). The letter asks the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to move forward with a Full Funding Gr...

NARP Releases Comment in Support of 8th Circuit Court of Appeals to Back STB Regarding On-Time Performance

February 10, 2017

For Immediate Release (#17-02) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-495 Washington, D.C. — While the National Association of Railroad Passengers is disappointed the U.S. Department of Justice has decided not to stand up for American rail passengers, we remain confident that the Surface Transportation Board will prevail in its own case, argued this week in Kansas City, to preserve on-time standa...

NARP Welcomes Elaine Chao as New Secretary of Transportation

January 31, 2017

For Immediate Release (#17-01) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-4951 Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) welcomes Elaine Chao as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) following her confirmation by the United States Senate today. “Secretary Chao has notable experience in the federal government, as well as knowledge on transportation...

U.S. DOT Issues 30-Year Investment Blueprint for Critical Passenger Rail Corridor

December 16, 2016

For Immediate Release (#16-26) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-4951 WASHINGTON D.C. – The National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) applauded the release of the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) NEC Future report today, which outlines a 30-year investment plan to build a better and stronger Northeast Corridor (NEC). The report is the result of four years of intensive outreac...