Local Organizations

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

BayRail Alliance

An all-volunteer transit consumer group working to promote an upgraded and expanded rail service in the Bay Area (formerly Peninsula Rail 2000)

Friends 4 Expo Transit

Citizens working for a light rail option in the Los Angeles Mid-City/Westside transit corridor, now partially open

Friends Of Light Rail

Sacramento County

Rescue MUNI

San Francisco

SaveMUNI

San Francisco's only Independent Transportation Think Tank

TransForm

San Francisco Bay Area

VTA Riders Union

Santa Clara County

Colorado

Front Range On Track

Advocates for passenger train service between Albuquerque, Pueblo, Denver, Boulder and Cheyenne

Connecticut

Shore Line East Riders' Association

Representing users of the state-funded, Amtrak-operated service between New Haven, Old Saybrook and New London.

Tri-State Transportation Campaign

Supporting transportation reform in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut metro area.

Delaware

Delmarva Rail Passenger Association

Delaware - Maryland Eastern Shore; contact Tom Posatko for more information.

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Advance Atlanta

A Millennial Advocacy group for the expansion of MARTA

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Citizens Taking Action

Riders' group for Chicago-region transit users

Midwest High Speed Rail Association

Advocating fast, frequent and dependable trains linking the entire Midwest

Indiana

Midwest High Speed Rail Association

Advocating fast, frequent and dependable trains linking the entire Midwest

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Midwest High Speed Rail Association

Advocating fast, frequent and dependable trains linking the entire Midwest

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Trains In The Valley

Western Massachusetts & Pioneer Valley

TransitMatters

Boston-area transit advocates

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Citizens for Modern Transit

Improving the quality of life in the St. Louis region through alternative means of transport

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

Delaware Valley Association of Railroad Passengers

Southeastern Pennsylvania/Central New Jersey

Lackawanna Coalition

Focuses on issues related to New Jersey Transit's Morris & Essex lines (e.g. schedule enhancements and station improvements).

Penn Jersey Rail Coalition

Working to restore New York City-Scranton service

Tri-State Transportation Campaign

Supporting transportation reform in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut metro area.

New Mexico

New York

Penn Jersey Rail Coalition

Working to restore New York City-Scranton service

Straphangers' Campaign

Transit users' group in New York City, project of the New York Public Interest Research Group

Transportation Alternatives

A local group in New York City whose primary focus is bicycle use, but which works in a broader context of less automobile use, more transit use, and better pedestrian facilities

Tri-State Transportation Campaign

Supporting transportation reform in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut metro area.

Village Crosstown Trolley Coalition

Organized by neighborhood residents to develop plans and community support for a trolley line linking the East Village, West Village and Greenwich Village.

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Midwest High Speed Rail Association

Advocating fast, frequent and dependable trains linking the entire Midwest

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Delaware Valley Association of Railroad Passengers

Southeastern Pennsylvania/Central New Jersey

Penn Jersey Rail Coalition

Working to restore New York City-Scranton service

Pennsylvanians for Transit

We seek sustainable Pennsylvania funding for transit and advocate for service improvements to make transit more efficient.

Rhode Island

Friends of Kingston Station

Local support group for station restored in 1998

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Light Rail Now!

Grassroots group promoting future light rail service in Austin

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

TransDominion Express

Information on proposed intercity passenger rail service from Bristol to Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Washington/Richmond

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

KenRail

Kenosha/Racine

ProRail

Madison

Wyoming

US National orgs

Carbusters

International organization promoting alternatives to "car culture," including mass transit and rail

Center for Neighborhood Technology

A group located in Chicago concerned about sustainable transportation policy, including rail, with many other resources

Center for Transportation Excellence

A non-partisan policy research center that includes rebuttal information about common criticisms of rail transit

Community Transportation Association of America

A non-profit organization whose members are dedicated to mobility for all people, advocating affordable and accessible community transportation. Publishers of RAIL Magazine

Culture Change

Highlighting issues surrounding peak oil and conservation

Environmental Law and Policy Center

A Midwestern public interest environmental advocacy organization working to achieve cleaner energy resources and implement sustainable energy strategies, promote innovative and efficient transportation and land use approaches - including high-speed rail

Friends of Amtrak

Internet effort to support continued Amtrak funding, by Craig S. O'Connell.

National Corridors Initiative

Business, environmental, government, academic leaders advancing rail-corridor development as economic development, congestion mitigation, and environmental tools; linking those corridors into a network that maintains a true national rail system a high priority

OneRail Coalition

A coalition of freight, passenger, transit, environmental and labor groups, OneRail advocates for increased investment in the nation's railroad infrastructure to ensure our continued mobility, economic competitiveness and job creation, as well as to meet the energy and climate challenges of the 21st century

Rail Users Network

Representing long-distance, commuter and transit riders.

States for Passenger Rail Coalition

Organization representing state departments of transportation that seek to grow and improve the passenger train network with federal and state support.

Surface Transportation Policy Project

STPP wants intercity and local rail to have a strong presence in transportation public policy.

Travelers United

Organization fighting for all travelers across modes for consumer rights.

US High Speed Rail Association

Organization focused on advancing a state-of-the-art national high-speed rail network across the country.

Victoria Transport Policy Institute

A research organization in Canada but which writes frequently about US transportation issues

Canada

High Speed Rail Canada

National citizens' advocacy group

Transport 2000

National group for users of public transportation in Canada, including rail and transit

Germany

Pro Bahn

Organization of German rail passengers

Ireland

Rail Users Ireland

Organization representing thousands of rail users across all 26 counties in the Republic of Ireland, working for improved infrastructure and service.

Switzerland

Pro-Bahn Schweiz

ProRail Switzerland representing train and transit passengers in Switzerland

Verkehrs-Club der Schweiz (VCS)

Traffic Club of Switzerland promoting sustainable transportation in Switzerland, including walking, cycling and public transit, supporting "an optimal combination of different transport modes."

United Kingdom

Railfuture

Independent campaign for a better passenger and freight rail network in the United Kingdom.

Industry

Alstom

Supplier of propulsion systems for Amtrak high-speed Acela Express, and other products

American Passenger Rail Coalition

APRC represents railroad equipment suppliers and rail businesses working together for a better and safer passenger rail system

Bombardier

Manufacturer of many kinds of rail equipment, including Horizon cars, Superliner II's, and Acela Express for Amtrak

GE Transportation Systems

Builder of Amtrak's P-32 and P-42 diesel locomotives

Operation Lifesaver Inc.

A nationwide, non-profit public information program dedicated to reducing collisions, injuries and fatalities at highway-rail crossings and on railroad rights-of-way; site has news reports, educational materials, statistics, safety tips, upcoming events, and information on how to get involved

Railway Supply Institute

Trade group representing rail industry supply businesses

Railway Technology

Web site for the international rail transport industry; with news on current projects and developments, an equipment, products and services guide, exhibition and conference listings, an industry associations directory, as well as a comprehensive links page to relevant rail transportation resources.

Siemens Transportation Systems

International manufacturing concern, leading supplier of light rail cars in North America with assembly plants in Carson and Sacramento, Cal.

Talgo

Manufacturer of tilt trains used in Pacific Northwest Amtrak service