NARP has the FACTS about high-speed rail.

The National Association of Railroad Passengers is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with some 20,000 members nationwide and a paid staff in Washington, DC. NARP has, from the get-go, suported President Obama’s high-speed rail initiative, a bold program which is providing some $8 billion in federal funds for preliminary work on high-speed rail lines linking a number of high-traffic corridors around the country.

Pedictably, there has been an outcry from the knee-jerk naysayers and — why are we not surprised? — a grat deal of misinformation. To counter that, NARP has recently posted a fact check on its web site. Check it out. I think you’ll find it informative. And, while you’re there, please consider joining NARP to add your support for more and better passenger rail service around the country. Thanks!

(For the record, it’s my privilege to serve as an elected member of NARP’s Council of Representatives.)