Allied Rail Advocacy Organizations

National Passenger Rail Advocacy

Rail Passengers Association

Founded in 1967 (formerly known as the National Association of Railroad Passengers) the Rail Passengers Association is the ONLY nationwide citizens-based advocacy organization promoting improved and expanded passenger rail & public transportation options for all Americans.

Regional Passenger Rail Advocacy

TrainRiders Northeast

Founded in 1989 to support the implementation and ongoing operation of Amtrak's Boston to Maine Downeaster Service

Vermont Rail Action Network

Vermont citizens and business focused on improved & expanded passenger rail service for the state

Trains In The Valley

Founded in 2016 as a local advocate for improved and expanded passenger and freight rail service in the Pioneer Valley region of western Massachusetts.

Connecticut Commuter Rail Council

An independent board that acts as an advocate for commuters on railroad lines throughout the state, including the New Haven line, New Canaan, Danbury & Waterbury branches, Shore Line East, and the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield line.

Tri-State Transportation Campaign

A policy advocacy organization dedicated to mobility, accessibility and livability in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

New Jersey Association of Railroad Passengers

Established in 1980 by concerned New Jersey residents who wanted a greater voice in deciding their transit future.

Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee To The MTA

Created in 1981, the PCAC and its member organizations are the voice of the transit and commuter rail users in the 12-county MTA region.

Straphangers Campaign

The Straphangers Campaign, founded by the New York Public Interest Research Group, represents New York City Transit train and bus riders.

The Train Campaign

A Project of the Barrington Institute engaging communities throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York with a vision for robust 21st-century passenger rail systems.

The Institute for Rational Urban Mobility, Inc.

IRUM was formed to study and promote the enhanced livability and increased economic competitiveness of New York City and other dense urban areas through a program of innovative transport reforms.

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