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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 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...

Rail Passengers Sends Two Interns on Cross-Country Trip by Train + Bike

June 1, 2017

#SummerByRail 2017 to Stop in 22 Cities Over 27 Days on a Multi-modal Adventure For Immediate Release (#17-11) Contact: Xenophon Strategies – (202) 289-4001 Washington, D.C. – Two college students won the summer’s best internship which will take them on a 27-day road trip by train to 22 cities. Victoria Principato and Caitlin Boyle were hired by the National Association of Rail Passeng...

White House Doubles Down on Cuts to Infrastructure Investment, Slashes Amtrak Routes and Transit Funding 

May 23, 2017

For Immediate Release (#17-10) Contact: Xenophon Strategies – (202) 289-4001 Washington, D.C.--The Trump Administration released a detailed budget proposal that guts funding to Amtrak’s long-distance trains, and slashes funding to key transit and transportation funding programs, threatening to accelerate the deterioration of physical infrastructure constricting economic growth in the U.S. N...