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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    House Appropriators: It's National Or Nothing

    Lawmakers Monday Offer Strong Language Backing Long-Distance Trains, Station Agents, Private Cars

  • RailNation:California - Call for Speakers

    RailNation:California is your opportunity to present directly to activist passengers and commuters who rely on rail and fight for sustainable rail transportation in the U.S.

  • Hotline #1,121

    FRA Announces Rail Improvement Grants; Wisconsin Approvals Hiawatha Expansion Funds; Massachusetts Advances Funds For Pilot Service To Pittsfield; MBTA Rail Accidents Frustrate Riders; Amtrak Celebrates The Empire Builder's 90th Anniversary & The Heartland Flyer's 20th; Amtrak Showcases Progress On Acela II Trainsets

  • Off The Rails

    How much more can commuters in Boston take?

  • Gulf Coast Rail Restoration Receives $33 Million Federal Grant

    Funds for major infrastructure & capacity improvements to restore passenger rail service

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Documents about Amtrak, passenger rail, and public transportation policy.

Local Organizations

Local coalition partners; national and international organizations; industry and labor groups.

Member Forum

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

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.

At Columbus, WI, Station, Member Charles Hamilton.

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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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