Who We Are
- The Empire State Passenger Association (ESPA) is a volunteer network of citizens, founded in 1980, constantly working to improve and expand Amtrak and public transit services across New York State, from Montauk to Niagara Falls and Dunkirk to Plattsburgh. Currently, over 1,000 members support the work and mission of the Association
- Our aspiration is a modern, comfortable, and convenient transportation system with seamless connections between trains and rental cars, buses, ferries, airports & local transit options.
- The Association is guided by its elected Officers and State-Wide Regional Coordinators. Membership in the Association is open to all intersted persons.
- The Association is fully independent and does not accept direction or funding from any governmental or political entity; any railroad or allied industry business or from any organized labor organizations.
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Help us achieve our goals!
Reduce Trip Times
Increase Train Frequencies
Improve On-Time Performance
Replace Aging Equipment
Expand Peak Train Capacity
Establish State-Funded Improvement Plans
Streamline Cross Border Inspections
Promote Passenger-Friendly Fares
Restore Café Service On Hudson Valleyn Trains
Expand Regional Rail Network
Enhance On Board Services & Amenities
Improve Coordinated Train - Bus Connecting Services
Expand Local Public Transit Options In All Areas Of The State
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Including The 2020 Annual Meeting Presentations
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