If you've ever been to the NARP website before, you’ll notice it has a much different look. Last year, NARP obtained a grant from the Sally Mead Hands Foundation to upgrade our site; what you're looking at is the product of a year's worth of hard work.
We’ve kept all the popular features, such as the Hotline and Blog—and made them more prominent, so it'll be easier to tell when they've been updated. But we’ve also added some new features and we think will prove popular—and they're accessible at any time in the new navigation menu located across the top of the site.
One feature you’ll definitely want to check out is the new “Train Status” page, which lets you track Amtrak trains on a map as they move across the country. To use it:
Another feature that will be useful to travelers is our station list, located in our "Travel Guide" menu. We have over 500 stations listed; each station page contains:
In addition, we have added a section containing NARP “White Papers”, which are scholarly, peer-reviewed papers on different aspects of public transportation. Each paper is thoroughly footnoted to provide sources for the information given.
You must log in on the home page to get access to “members-only” content, which contains very useful data for advocacy efforts. We encourage you to explore the site; we think you’ll be pleased by the amount of information on it, and the ease of navigation through the site.
Thousands of pages of material are on the new site—both new and imported from the old website. In an effort this large, some mistakes are bound to creep in. We would appreciate it if you alert us to these by pointing out specifically what and where the error exists, and to forward the information to jdelora[at]wowway.com.
I hope you enjoy the enhanced usability that the website will provide!
John DeloraVice Chair of Marketing & Resource DevelopmentNational Association of Railroad Passengers