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On the Rails with Forrest Whitman hosts Madi Butler to answer questions from listeners.


Mr. Aiello goes to Boston.

Rail Passengers Association Field Coordinator Joe Aiello testified before members of the Boston City Council in support of the North-South Rail Link


MBTA Board Commits To Reimagined Commuter Rail System

TRavel + Leisure

10 Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Long Train Ride, According to Experts

Transportation Today

The goal of the tour is to make the case for increased and improved commuter rail service and greater access to intercity rail as well as promote the work of the association’s local chapters and affiliated groups, and increase membership.

Daily Memphian

Public transit advocate visits Memphis on nationwide train excursion.

Greenwood Commonwealth

Two advocates of train travel who visited Greenwood recently are saying its impact on the city's downtown, while already significant, could increase if steps are taken to increase the Amtrak station's appeal. 


Chef/transit advocate Madison Butler landed a paid internship to ride Amtrak around the nation to eat local food—and convince Congress to boost passenger rail funding.

Blacklane TRavel

From Maine to California:

A Chef's Journey by Train

Associations Now

Field representatives for the association are traveling in the Deep South this month in an effort to advocate for expanded Amtrak service in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.



The duo had arrived in Milwaukee via the Amtrak Hiawatha Service from Chicago as part of a day trip to the city that also included a tour of The Hop’s maintenance facility, ride of the streetcar system and meeting with RPA member Alderman Robert Bauman at St. Paul’s Fish Market in the Milwaukee Public Market.