How You Can Help
Contact your legislators
By contacting your state and federal legislators, you can help WPPR advocate for increased and improved passenger rail service in western Pennsylvania. Please note that because the Pennsylvanian is a state-supported train, tell your state legislators that you want passenger rail to be a top priority in state transportation funding.
The link shown below directs you to a page that shows all of your primary state and federal elected officials based on your address. Clicking on an official’s link will direct you to their website through which you can contact them. For security reasons, letters sent through the U.S. mail to Senate and House offices in Washington DC take about three months to arrive. If you wish to contact your U.S. senator or U.S. representative in Washington, DC, the best course of action is to use the contact form on the legislator’s website, phone, or send a fax. If you send a letter in the mail, send it to a district office for that legislator.
Elected officials do listen and respond to their constituents who contact them, so do not hesitate to voice your support for passenger rail.
Write letters to the editor and reply, if possible, to articles about passenger rail
Papers want to hear from their readers who choose to share their opinions. It helps raise the awareness of important public issues, and elected officials do monitor public sentiment expressed in the letters. Typically letters should be no longer than 200-250 words. Be concise and targeted with your comments. Check your local publications for their guidelines on how to submit letters.
Join the WPPR email list
Please contact us if you want to be added to our list to receive updates on passenger rail issues and information.