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NARP Releases, Statements & Letters

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

Written Testimony of Jim Mathews to the STB Regarding CSX Rail Service Issues

October 12, 2017

Written Testimony of Jim Mathews President & CEO of the National Association of Railroad Passengers Regarding Surface Transportation Board’s Public Listening Session Regarding CSX Transportation, Inc.’s Rail Service Issues (Docket No. EP 742 / Docket No. EP 741) October 11, 2017 Chairman Begeman, Commissioner Miller, good morning. It is an honor to be here today on behalf of the me...

Economic Report: Killing Amtrak Would Cost U.S. Billions, Hurt Rural Americans

September 29, 2017

For Immediate Release (#17-15) October 2, 2017 Contact: Xenophon Strategies - (202) 289-4001 Rail Passengers’ Analysis Shows Expanding Service Would Add Billions in Development, Jobs, Investment, Tourism, and Safety Washington, D.C. - The National Association of Railroad Passengers’ newly released economic report reveals that cutting train service across the U.S. would disproportionately a...

NARP Issues Statement on June 27 Amtrak Accident

June 28, 2017

For Immediate Release (#17-14) Contact: Xenophon Strategies – (202) 289-4001 Washington, D.C. – NARP President Jim Mathews released the following statement on the Amtrak accident on June 27 near Washington, D.C., in which two CSX employees were reportedly killed while on the tracks. “On behalf of rail passengers everywhere, we express our sincere condolences to the two people who lost the...

NARP Welcomes Richard Anderson as Amtrak President and CEO

June 27, 2017

For Immediate Release (#17-13) Contact: Xenophon Strategies – (202) 289-4001 Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP), the only national membership organization fighting for passenger rail in America, welcomed Amtrak’s announcement yesterday that it hired a new President and CEO, Richard Anderson. Anderson, former chief executive officer of both Delta and N...

White House Budget Will Kill Amtrak Service

June 7, 2017

Rail Passengers Launch "Rally for Trains" Campaign For Immediate Release (#17-12) Contact: Xenophon Strategies – (202) 289-4001 Washington, D.C. - This summer's travel season may be the last with passenger trains for millions of Americans. The Trump Administration's proposed budget wipes out funding for long distance train service in over 220 cities and towns and in 23 states that will lose...