Virtual Hill Meetings
Congress will be voting to finalize the passage of its ambitious infrastructure bill in September. With the policies and funding levels largely finalized, now is the time to begin working with your Congressional delegation to highlight projects and corridors that could benefit from the additional intercity passenger rail funding advocates have secured in the infrastructure bill.
On Monday (9/20), Rail Passengers staff will talk about the final shape of federal grant programs, and how you can help liaise between federal, municipal and state officials to ensure your state benefits from future rounds of funding.
Don’t forget to reach out to your Congressional representatives to schedule your virtual meetings for the week of Sept. 19th. Once you secure those meetings, remember to report them to the Association; the meeting submission form can be accessed here.
"The National Association of Railroad Passengers has done yeoman work over the years and in fact if it weren’t for NARP, I'd be surprised if Amtrak were still in possession of as a large a network as they have. So they've done good work, they're very good on the factual case."
Robert Gallamore, Director of Transportation Center at Northwestern University and former Federal Railroad Administration official, Director of Transportation Center at Northwestern University
November 17, 2005, on The Leonard Lopate Show (with guest host Chris Bannon), WNYC New York.