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NARP Releases, Statements & Letters

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

NARP Issues Statement of Support for Caltrain Funding

May 22, 2017

For Immediate Release (#17-09) Contact: Xenophon Strategies – (202) 289-4001 Washington, D.C. - National Association of Railroad Passengers President and CEO Jim Mathews issued the following statement of support in response to the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) decision to move forward with a Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA), federal investment for Caltrain’s Peninsula Corridor...

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...