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NARP Releases, Statements & Letters

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

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...

NARP Urges Federal Regulators To Reject Prioritization of Freight Over Passengers

February 23, 2016

For Immediate Release (#16-02) Contact: Robert Brady (202) 289-4001 New Surface Transportation Board Policy Overreaches Federal Law and Would Cause Significant Passenger Delays Washington, D.C. – In written comments to the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB), the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) strongly urged the administrative body to withdraw its new “Policy State...

NARP Comments to STB on Dispatching Preference Policy Statement

February 22, 2016

[Click here for PDF of statement, including charts] VIA E- FILING Ms. Cynthia T. Brown, Chief, Section of Administration Office of Proceedings Surface Transportation Board 395 E. Street, SW Washington, DC 20423 Re: Ex Parte 728: Policy Statement on Implementing Passenger Rail OTP and Preference Provisions of 49 U.S.C. § 24308(C) and (F) Dear Ms. Brown: The National Association of...

NARP Urges Federal Regulators To Address On-Time Performance of Passenger Rail Service To Ensure No Passengers’ Needs Are Ignored

February 10, 2016

For Immediate Release (#16-01) Contact: Robert Brady (202) 289-4001 Proposed rules ignore 24 states, will not monitor 90 percent of Amtrak network Washington, D.C. – In response to the U.S. Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) has urged the agency to address on-time performance (OTP) of passenge...