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NARP Releases, Statements & Letters

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

NARP Letter to FRA Advocates for Northeast Corridor Vision

February 28, 2017

(Note: These comments are included as a PDF for the record as well as in text below) NEC FUTURE U.S. DOT Federal Railroad Administration One Bowling Green, Suite 429 New York, NY 10004 To Whom It May Concern: The National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) would like to thank the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the NEC FUTURE team for conducting the NEC FUTURE Environmental Imp...

NARP Urges Secretary Chao to Support High-Speed Rail in California

February 15, 2017

For Immediate Release (#17-04) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-4951 Washington, D.C. — On February 9th, 2017, NARP President and CEO Jim Mathews wrote to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao urging the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to support the California High-Speed Rail (CAHSR) project. In the letter, Mathews highlighted the CAHSR project as “a vital element of critical tra...

NARP Supports Funding for Caltrain Electrification Project in Letter to Secretary Chao

February 14, 2017

For Immediate Release (#17-03) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-4951 Washington, D.C. — In a letter sent to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao today, NARP President and CEO Jim Mathews expressed support for federal investment in Caltrain’s Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP). The letter asks the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to move forward with a Full Funding Gr...

NARP Releases Comment in Support of 8th Circuit Court of Appeals to Back STB Regarding On-Time Performance

February 10, 2017

For Immediate Release (#17-02) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-495 Washington, D.C. — While the National Association of Railroad Passengers is disappointed the U.S. Department of Justice has decided not to stand up for American rail passengers, we remain confident that the Surface Transportation Board will prevail in its own case, argued this week in Kansas City, to preserve on-time standa...

NARP Welcomes Elaine Chao as New Secretary of Transportation

January 31, 2017

For Immediate Release (#17-01) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-4951 Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) welcomes Elaine Chao as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) following her confirmation by the United States Senate today. “Secretary Chao has notable experience in the federal government, as well as knowledge on transportation...