NARP Greets New Cities Sprinter
February 7, 2014
Written By Jenna Jablonski
Amtrak's "Cities Sprinter" dazzled as it rolled into Union Station in the late afternoon sunlight. Today it took its inaugural revenue run from Boston to DC, even boasting a VIP passenger: Vice President Biden. It was greeted by a conglomerate of media attention including Abe Zumwalt and Jenna Jablonski of the National Association of Railroad Passengers. NARP Vice President Sean Jeans-Gail attended the launch ceremony yesterday at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.
We treasure the opportunity to see these electric locomotives in their shiny new condition -- perhaps the only time we'll see them this pristine for the next several decades of service we are sure they will provide.
Abe Zumwalt of NARP greets the new ACS-64
Jenna Jablonski of NARP gets a feel for the engineer's chair.
"We would not be in the position we’re in if it weren’t for the advocacy of so many of you, over a long period of time, who have believed in passenger rail, and believe that passenger rail should really be a part of America’s intermodal transportation system."
Secretary Ray LaHood, U.S. Department of Transportation
2011 Spring Council Meeting