Articles of Incorporation
The National Association of Railroad Passengers, DBA the Rail Passengers Association, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Dues and contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Note: The Bylaws Committee has updated the documents to reflect the results of the 2022 Spring Council Business Meeting
Directors and Representatives
NARP dba Rail Passengers Association is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors, which is elected by the all-volunteer Council of Representatives, our national advisory body elected by the general membership by state.
Board of Director Governance Policies
The National Association of Railroad Passengers dba Rail Passengers Association (and/or any subsidiaries) shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and termination of staff, and selection of volunteers and vendors. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
"It is an honor to be recognized by the Rail Passengers Association for my efforts to strengthen and expand America’s passenger rail. Golden spikes were once used by railroads to mark the completion of important rail projects, so I am truly grateful to receive the Golden Spike Award as a way to mark the end of a career that I’ve spent fighting to invest in our country’s rail system. As Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, it has been my priority to bolster funding for Amtrak, increase and expand routes, look to the future by supporting high-speed projects, and improve safety, culminating in $66 billion in new funding in the Bipartisan infrastructure Law."
Representative Peter DeFazio (OR-04)
March 30, 2022, on receiving the Association's Golden Spike Award for his years of dedication and commitment to passenger rail.