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NARP Releases, Statements & Letters

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

Senators Thune and Wicker Receive Honors from NARP for Continued Advocacy of a National Passenger Rail Network

April 13, 2016

For Immediate Release (#16-06) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-4951 Senators Receive “Golden Spike” Award at Congressional Reception Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John Thune (R-SD) and U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) were honored with a prestigious award conferred by the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) last night at the organization’s annual Congressional Rece...

NARP to Honor Metra Commuter Rail Senior Manager with Burch Memorial Safety Award

April 13, 2016

For Immediate Release (#16-07) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 680-4951 Shamonda Jones Demonstrates Commitment to Safety for passengers with 1,300 Daily Trains Traveling through Chicago Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) honored Shamonda Jones, senior manager of Metra Commuter Rail in Chicago, with the Dr. Gary Burch Memorial Award during NARP’s April...

Statement by NARP President Mathews on Amtrak Chester Derailment

April 3, 2016

For Immediate Release (#16-05) Contact: Sean Jeans Gail 202-320-2723 This morning, south of Philadelphia in the city of Chester, PA a collision with what appears to be a piece of maintenence-of-way-equipment led to a derailment of the lead engine of Palmetto Train 89. Currently there are two known fatalities on the ground, but none aboard the train. Amtrak service is suspended between New York...

NARP Honors Senators Thune and Wicker for Support of Passenger Rail

March 23, 2016

For Immediate Release (#16-04) Contact: Robert Brady – (202) 289-4001 Senators to Receive Golden Spike Award at Congressional Reception Who: U.S. Senator John Thune; South Dakota U.S. Senator Roger Wicker; Mississippi Jim Mathews; President National Association of Railroad Passengers What: Jim Mathews, President of NARP, a national advocacy group for rail passengers, will present Se...

NARP Calls for Increased Funding, Transparency from D.C. Metro Following 29-Hour Shutdown

March 15, 2016

For Immediate Release (#16-03) March 15, 2016 Contact: Robert Brady (202) 680-4951 Washington, D.C. – The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s decision to shut down Metro for 29 hours represents the agency’s desire to put safety first for passengers and the agency’s employees. However, it also represents an unstable environment, in which D.C.’s transportation system is co...