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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    West Virginia MARC Train Service Action Alert

    Help Preserve Service To Martinsburg

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    California High-Speed Rail Authority Settles Lawsuit Over Rail Alignment; FRA Issues Notice Of Grant Funding Opportunity; Harris County (TX) $3.5B Bond Issue For Transit; Summer By Rail 2019 Update; Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit Announces Partial System Opening; Las Vegas Xpress Claims Service To Start Next Summer; Southwest Chief - Front Range Passenger Rail Commission Holds Public Hearing; Amtrak Maple Leaf Service Disruption; Ontario’s GO Transit Expands Service; Amtrak Share Fares Expand; 50% Off Fares For September Offered; Private Companies Plan For Milwaukee Commuter Rail; Service Expansions In Massachusetts; Is A Chicago to Toronto Train In The Cards?

  • Station Volunteers Step In to Support Rail in East Lansing, MI

    Rail Passengers to National Launch Volunteer Program on August 23 and 24

  • Ride Share Companies Expand Into Transit

    Transit has had a fraught relationship with the ride-sharing since companies like Uber and Lyft burst onto the urban transportation scene. Will rideshare companies growing partnership with transit providers help passengers, or hurt them?

  • Summer By Rail 2019: Southern Roundup

    Catching up with Chef Madi's cross-country adventure

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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

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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.

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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