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NARP Releases, Statements & Letters

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

BREAKING: NARP Responds to NJ Transit Accident in Hoboken

September 29, 2016

For Immediate Release (#16-22) Contact: Mark Hazlin – (202) 289-4001 Washington, D.C. (Sept. 29, 2016) – Response from the National Association of Railroad Passengers to today’s New Jersey Transit accident in Hoboken, on behalf of the 40 million Americans who ride passenger trains every year: “We are saddened to see reports of fatalities in the accident this morning and thank the fir...

Amtrak Unveils Avelia Liberty Trainsets—“Future of Train Travel”

August 26, 2016

For Immediate Release (#16-21) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-4951 NARP Applauds Federal Loan to Bolster U.S. Transportation Infrastructure Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Railroad Passengers was on hand at today’s event in Wilmington, Delaware, where Vice President Joe Biden announced $2.45 billion in federally secured loans to support Amtrak’s purchase of new high-sp...

NARP Names Betsy Nelson as Director of Resource Development

August 24, 2016

For Immediate Release (#16-20) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-4951 Nelson to Open Communications Between NARP and Partners for ‘A Connected America’ Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) announced the hiring of Betsy Nelson as its new Director of Resource Development. Nelson has a master’s degree in Civil Engineering and Transportation Policy,...

New Amtrak CEO Brings Experience, Passion to America's Railroad

August 19, 2016

For Immediate Release (#16-19) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-4951 NEW AMTRAK CEO BRINGS EXPERIENCE, PASSION TO AMERICA’S RAILROAD The National Association of Railroad Passengers is pleased to welcome Charles “Wick” Moorman as Amtrak’s next President and CEO. Amtrak announced today that Mr. Moorman will take over from current President Joseph Boardman on September 1. “Wick’s 4...

NARP Names Carolyn Stagger Cokley New Customer Advisory Committee Director

August 5, 2016

For Immediate Release (#16-18) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-4951 Cokley to Establish and Build Connections between Rail Agencies across America Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) named Carolyn Stagger Cokley as the new Customer Advisory Committee Director for the organization. In the role, she will oversee the operations of the Amtrak...