The Rail Passengers Association is the largest national organization that serves as a voice for the more than 40 million rail passengers in the US. Our mission is to improve and expand conventional intercity & regional passenger train services, support higher speed rail initiatives, increase connectivity among all forms of transportation and ensure safety for our country's trains and passengers.

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    You Decide: Top 10 New Trains in the US!

    Help Rail Passengers decide what are the most exciting potential train services in America

  • Rail Safety Week

    Increasing passenger safety awareness for better community practices

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    Top Ten Route Poll Open; VOTE TODAY; Portal Bridge To Remain Closed During Rush Hours; Miami-Dade MPO Chair Supports Public Transit; Ceremony Kicks-Off Valley Flyer Service; New Stations Open; Additional Pacific Surfliner Trip Added; Public Transit Continues Ridership Growth; Norfolk, VA Exploring Expanded Light Rail; Chicago’s METRA Announces Capital Plans; MBTA Receives First New Red Line Cars

  • Hotline #1,137

    Have You Voted On Our Top 10 Routes Poll?; Advocates For Atlanta Beltline March This Sunday; Impeachment Demanding Congressional Attention – Will Transportation Suffer?; Bexar (TX) County Commissioners Support Daily Sunset; Denver’s RTD Cancels Service Due To Operator Shortages; Montana Coalition Forming To Restore North Coast Hiawatha; Maryland Governor Proposes To Cut Public Transportation Funding ; Miami-Dade County May Build New Brightline Station; BART’s Wish List'; Winter Park Express Tickets Go On Sale

  • Hotline #1,136

    Senate Leaders Hint FY 2020 Transportation Budget Could Move Forward; House Subcommittee on Railroads Holds Hearing On Commuter Railroads; Rail Safety Week; Clarifying Amtrak Dining Changes; Atlanta Regional Transit Plan Proposed; Massachusetts Poll Supports Rail; Austin Approves Transit Funding; Chicago’s CTA Receives $100m; South Shore Line Improvements Advance; MBTA Orders Cars

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Amtrak’s Route Accounting: Fatally Flawed, Misleading & Wrong

How Amtrak's Accounting Practices Distort Financial Realities

Rail Passengers Travel Review Survey

Share your Amtrak travel experiences with us.

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Volunteers Needed For RailNation:California

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Renew or become a member of the Rail Passengers Association today! Explore our comprehensive list of benefits, find other ways that you can help grow passenger train service in the United States!

Tools & Info

Documents about Amtrak (including comprehensive ridership statistics), passenger rail and public transportation policy.

Local & Regional Organizations

Local & regional advocacy coalition partners; national & international organizations; industry & labor groups.

'Out My Window' Charity Quilt Challenge & Auction

Benefiting The Jim Hamre Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jim Hamre Memorial Scholarship Fund

With the gracious support of Jim Hamre’s family, the Rail Passengers Association has established The Jim Hamre Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will benefit engineering graduate students interested in rail and transit.

Member Forum

A place for members of the Rail Passengers Association to communicate about topics of interest.

2020 Council of Representatives Election

All Members In Good Standing Are Urged To Consider Running For Seats On The Council of Representatives

At Columbus, WI, Station, Member Charles Hamilton.

About Us

Our Goals & Vision

RPA is working for more frequencies on existing routes and adding new routes.


The Rail Passengers Association (formerly NARP) acts as a voice for Amtrak, commuter and transit passengers.


RPA's volunteer leaders and professional staff.


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