Ross Capon Citizens Advocacy Award

Nominations For 2019 Award Now Being Solicited


The Rail Passengers Association is the largest national organization that serves as a voice for the more than 40 million rail passengers in the United States. Our mission is to improve and expand conventional intercity and 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.

Named in honor of Ross Capon, who served in leadership roles for the Association for almost 40-years, the award pays tribute to Ross’ focus to engage and mobilize the citizen advocate. The amplification of disparate voices, as a community in support of an issue, especially one focused on rail transportation infrastructure, is not easy, but can be transformative. Community partners are coming together, and the Rail Passengers Association wants to know about rail advocacy efforts/projects taking place at the local level.

Complete 2019 Nomination Information

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