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NARP Releases, Statements & Letters

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

Statement from NARP’s Jim Mathews on NTSB’s Findings for Amtrak Train 188

May 18, 2016

For Immediate Release (#16-12) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-4951 Washington, D.C. – The National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) investigative findings on May 17, confirmed what we already suspected: that the Amtrak Train 188 derailment would have been avoided had Positive Train Control (PTC) technology been in place. That means if the U.S. had a rational infrastructure investment...

NARP Sends Intern on the Ultimate Summer “Road Trip”

May 9, 2016

For Immediate Release (#16-11) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-4951 #SummerByRail to Stop at 20 Cities in 38 Days, Covering 10k Miles by Rail and Bike Washington, D.C. – With school and finals behind her, college sophomore Elena Studier this summer is taking her bike on an epic 38-day multi-modal “road trip” across the country by rail, visiting more than 18 cities and 15 states. Stud...

Concurring With Senators, NARP Presses For New Amtrak CEO Committed To Growing A Unified National Passenger Network

April 29, 2016

For Immediate Release (#16-10) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-4951 Advocacy Group Urges Appointing A Visionary New Leader For America’s Railroad Washington, D.C. – National Association of Railroad Passengers President and CEO Jim Mathews has written to Amtrak’s entire Board of Directors to urge them to consider a vibrant, visionary railroad leader as Amtrak’s new President and C...

NARP Council of Representatives Elects Peter LeCody as New Chairman

April 21, 2016

For Immediate Release (#16-09) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-4951 Two-Year Term to Focus on A Connected America and Multimodal Transport Washington, D.C. – During the National Association of Railroad Passengers’ (NARP) Council of Representatives last week, Peter LeCody was elected as the organization’s new Chairman. LeCody will serve a two-year term and assumes the role from Robert...

NARP Applauds U.S. Senate for Increased Funding to Support Passenger Rail

April 19, 2016

For Immediate Release (#16-08) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-4951 Rail Advocacy Group Calls for Full Authorization of FAST Act [Updated April 19, 3:15pm Eastern, to reflect more detailed numbers released by the Senate Appropriations Committee] Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Railroad Passengers applauds the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Hou...