The mission of the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) is to work for a modern, customer-focused national passenger train network that provides a travel choice Americans want.
NARP is the largest national membership advocacy organization for train and rail transit passengers. We have worked since 1967 to expand the quality and quantity of passenger rail in the United States. Our work is supported by around 20,000 individual members.
NARP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Dues and contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
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State leaders have publically urged the New Jersey Congressional delegation to "knock some heads together" to get Amtrak, NJ Transit and the other transit agencies to work together to accomplish the orginal goals of ARC. Now is the time to press local elected officials to work with transportation leaders to restore this vital link.
NARP and our allies continue to work towards restoring to the project a connection between the new tunnels and New York’s Pennsylvania Station, which should reduce project costs, and provide much needed redundancy to the exsiting, 100-year old tunnels -- thereby greatly enhancing train reliability everywhere between Washington and Boston. This work stoppage provides a golden opportunity to make sure this once-in-a-lifetime project is done right!
Public Awareness a Critical Issue
In a Sept. 13 entry on our blog, NARP Pres. Ross Capon said NJT’s project had advanced this far partly because “so many people are unaware of its fatal flaw, finding it hard to believe that officials would propose to spend so much money on Hudson River rail tunnels that do not connect to Penn Station.”
Make sure your friends know about this vital issue.