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NARP Releases, Statements & Letters

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

NARP Comments to STB on On-Time Performance Policy Statement

February 8, 2016

[Click here for PDF of statement] VIA E- FILING Ms. Cynthia T. Brown, Chief, Section of Administration Office of Proceedings Surface Transportation Board 395 E. Street, SW Washington, DC 20423 Re: Ex Parte 726: On -Time Performance under Section 213 of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 Dear Ms. Brown: The National Association of Railroad Passengers, the nati...

Passengers Thank Amtrak President Joseph Boardman for His Service

December 10, 2015

For Immediate Release (#15-26) Contact: Benet J. Wilson 443/838-7033 mobile WASHINGTON, D.C. —Following yesterday’s announcement that Amtrak President Joseph Boardman will be retiring effective September 2016, the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) issued a message of thanks and congratulations on his decades of service to the rail industry. NARP has worked with Boardman...

Coalition Calls for National Day of Action on Nov. 13 to Advocate for Rational Transportation Funding

November 12, 2015

For Immediate Release (#15-25) Contact: Benet J. Wilson 443/838-7033 mobile WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) is leading a coalition of rail groups taking part in a national day of action for passengers to ensure Congressional negotiators include passenger trains in talks to reconcile the Senate and House transportation bills. Organizations participati...

Passengers Applaud House's Restoration of Key Transit Rail Program, Defeat of Anti-Transit Amendments

November 5, 2015

With House Bill Cleared, NARP Turns Attention to Successful Passage of DRIVE Act's Rail Title For Immediate Release (#15-24) Contact: Benet J. Wilson 443/838-7033 mobile WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) applauded the good judgment shown by members of the U.S. House of Representatives in voting today to restore flexibility and increase federal commi...

Iowa Pacific Holdings President Ed Ellis to Give Keynote at Railroad Passengers Meeting in Indianapolis

October 15, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY Who: Iowa Pacific Holdings Founder and President Ed Ellis What: Ellis will give the keynote address at the National Association of Railroad Passengers' Fall Meeting in Indianapolis. He will discuss Iowa Pacific’s passenger train service between Indianapolis and Chicago, along with prospective models for private company participating in passenger rail services. When: Saturday...