Archive -- Join our February “Week on the Hill” Campaign to Push Congress for More and Better Passenger Trains!
Monday, February 3, 2020 8:00 AM Friday, February 7, 2020 5:00 PM
When? Monday, February 3 through Friday, February 7, 2020.
Where? Washington, DC.
Our Goal? Make more and better passenger train service an important priority for Congress when it reauthorizes the Surface Transportation Authorization in 2020.
Why? Make our “ask” early and often as Congress develops the legislative language. Make more and better passenger train service a “top of mind” issue.
Our Campaign? Visit as many Members or Congress as we can, starting with the members of key committees then expanding our effort to as many other members as we have advocates to make those visits. The more volunteers we have, the more visits we can make, and the greater impact we will have. Sean and Jim are preparing materials for us to use. We already have commitments from RPA members: Dave Randall (IL), Brian Nelson (MN), Andrew Lodrigus (LA), Albert Papp (NJ), Doug Kerr (CA) and George Chilson (CA).
Join us! If you can be in DC that first week of February, join the campaign – whether for one day, several days or the whole week – make your voice heard.
Make a difference! Join the team! Passengers speak! Congress listens!
"The National Association of Railroad Passengers has done yeoman work over the years and in fact if it weren’t for NARP, I'd be surprised if Amtrak were still in possession of as a large a network as they have. So they've done good work, they're very good on the factual case."
Robert Gallamore, Director of Transportation Center at Northwestern University and former Federal Railroad Administration official, Director of Transportation Center at Northwestern University
November 17, 2005, on The Leonard Lopate Show (with guest host Chris Bannon), WNYC New York.