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NARP Releases, Statements & Letters

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

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...

NARP Statement on FY2017 Transportation Appropriations

April 18, 2016

[Click here for a PDF version of this statement.] Statement of Jim Mathews President & CEO * * * Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies The Honorable Thad Cochran Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate * * * Fiscal 2016 Department of Transportation Appropriation * * * April 18, 2016 Thank you for the opportunity to submit this stat...

NARP President's Letter to Amtrak Board on Search for New CEO

April 15, 2016

[PDF version of original letter] April 15, 2016 Mr. Anthony M. Coscia Chairman of the Board of Directors Amtrak 60 Massachusetts Ave, NE Washington, DC 20002 Dear Mr. Coscia: With the retirement of Joe Boardman as Amtrak’s President and CEO, each of you as Board members has a unique opportunity to consider who might be best suited to build on the progress of the past few years to move passen...