Neroden,I don't think we're quite organized well enough that it's clear which other person to write to for some queries which shouldn't really be going to Jim, which is also a problem.
A lot of time, money, and work went into making the NARP/RPA website fully functional (which it was not under Ross) which has also reaped huge benefits, though perhaps more among younger people than older. I'll be honest: to me NARP didn't look real or relevant when I first joined, due to the ineffective web presence. It does now.
I think your comments on RPA are well taken. I don't know if I was sending e-mails directly to Jim or not but I was using that generic e-mail address posted on the website.
It just seemed to me that it would've been nice had someone taken the time to respond but, oh well such is life, I guess.
The fact is that we seem to have sparked an interest in intercity rail that seems to have things moving in the right direction now, if only we can keep it moving that way.
I can only say that I don't want to get my hopes up too far 'cause I've been let down and disappointed before as I"m sure you have too.
What could go wrong? Well, there could be an historically unprecedented landslide for the Republicans in next year's congressional election and they could well end up rescinding some of the money we were hoping to get. They might even have a "veto proof" majority. But, we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.
Thanks for your input