The National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) has changed its name to the Rail Passengers Association (RPA) and adopted a new logo that “evokes the image of a train window through which passengers view the world.”
National Association of Railroad Passengers
The National Association of Railroad Passengers added its support to growing political pressure to speed-up New York’s Hudson River rail project, in fear of a “transportation meltdown.”
U.S. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) were honored with a prestigious award conferred by the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) on April 12, 2016 at the organization’s annual Congressional Reception. The “Golden Spike” Award is given to individuals who promote and help advance the cause of American passengers. The award was presented to the senators for their leadership in passing the bipartisan Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the first comprehensive surface transportation bill to include passenger trains.
National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) President and CEO Jim Mathews issued a statement responding to the recent incidents that have affected intercity and commuter rail operations in the New York/New Jersey region of the Northeast Corridor. We reprint it here in its entirety, unedited: