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NARP Releases, Statements & Letters

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

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...

NARP Keeps Up Legal Fight for On-Time Performance

December 8, 2016

For Immediate Release (#16-25) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-4951 WASHINGTON – NARP and its partners on Tuesday urged an appeals court in St. Louis to reject freight railroads’ challenges to federal on-time performance rules, the Association’s latest salvo in its continuing legal fight on behalf of the nearly 40 million Americans who ride trains every year. The brief cited decades of...

Intern for NARP this summer, and we’ll make your ultimate train trip a reality

December 5, 2016

The ultimate summer internship could be yours The National Association of Railroad Passengers is launching year two of our Summer by Rail program, and we're looking for a smart, dedicated young person to spend a month riding, biking, and hiking across a connected America! During our first Summer by Rail, we sent Elena, a George Washington University student, on a month-long train trip across 1...

Chao Nominated as Transportation Secretary; Rail Passengers Look to Partner on Building A Connected America

November 29, 2016

For Immediate Release (#16-24) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-4951 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao will be nominated to serve as Secretary of Transportation, President-elect Donald Trump's transition team announced today. The National Association of Railroad Passengers will work with the incoming administration to ensure that we build a national transportation net...

US DOT Secretary Foxx Appoints NARP President and CEO to National Advisory Committee Created by FAST Act

November 21, 2016

For Immediate Release (#16-23) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-4951 Washington, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony R. Foxx appointed National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) President and CEO Jim Mathews to serve on the U.S. Transportation Dept.’s newly commissioned National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure (NACTTI). Mathews will provide t...