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NARP Releases, Statements & Letters

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

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...

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’...