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NARP Releases, Statements & Letters

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

STB Affirms Rights of Rail Passengers

July 28, 2016

For Immediate Release (#16-17) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-4951 Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) applauds the two decisions issued today by the Surface Transportation Board (STB), which affirm the statutory preference for passenger trains and recognize the importance of service quality at intermediate stations. The STB issued two decisions,...

NARP Names Bruce Becker as Vice President of Operations

July 27, 2016

For Immediate Release (#16-16) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-4951 Becker to Bring Experience and Passion to Role to Support ‘A Connected America’ Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP), announced today that Bruce Becker has been hired as the Vice President of Operations for the organization. Becker was appointed to the full-time position by NAR...

Summer Intern Completes 10,000-Mile, 38-Day Journey By Rail Across The U.S.

June 27, 2016

For Immediate Release (#16-15) June 27, 2016 Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-4951 National Association of Railroad Passengers Invites Americans to Share Their #SummerByRail Stories Washington, D.C. – For most students, their internship stops at taking notes and making coffee. Elena Studier was able to turn her internship with the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) into...

New York’s Aging Hudson Tunnels Represent Catastrophic “Single Point-of-Failure” To US Economy

June 1, 2016

For Immediate Release (#16-14) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-4951 NARP Head Jim Matthews Warns of Potential “Transportation Meltdown” Without Urgent Action Washington, D.C. – In support of the Hudson Tunnel Project and fast-tracking approvals for the venture, Jim Mathews, President and CEO of the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP), issued a letter that calls on the...

NARP Issues Statement to Surface Transportation Board on Texas Central Initiative

May 25, 2016

For Immediate Release (#16-13) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-4951 Private Capital Has Important Role in Building Transportation Infrastructure Washington, D.C. – On May 24, 2016, Jim Mathews, President and CEO of the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP), released a letter to members of the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) in support of the Texas Central high-speed...