The Countdown for Summer by Rail 2 Starts Now!
You may or may not have noticed some changes around here. As NARP staff charts the next year of Summer by Rail, we've been getting SummerbyRail.com ready to turn over to our new student travelers: Victoria Principato and Caitlin Boyle!
From here on out, this site will be a platform for them to talk about the experience of planning their summer adventure, traveling the country by train and bike, and speaking with all the fellow passengers and travelers they meet along the way.
But we wanted to take a minute to introduce them to the world:
The tandem’s once-in-a-lifetime journey will cross the country, and venture into parts of Canada. They will travel via public transit and their bicycles, stopping along the way to learn about communities that rely on rail. The 21st Century multi-modal “road trip” is the second annual “Summer By Rail” journey NARP has sponsored.
Boyle and Principato won the internships after a competitive application process in which they proposed their vision for their journey. They will kick-off their “Summer By Rail” on July 31 in New York City, before heading to 21 other cities in the U.S. and Canada, as well as dozens of attractions along the way. Cities the two interns will visit include Burlington, VT; Montreal, QU; Toronto, ON; Los Angeles, CA; Denver, CO; Kansas City, MO; New Orleans, LA and many more. The last leg of the trip, starting in Hattiesburg, MS, will see Boyle and Principato conclude their travels in Washington, D.C. on August 26.
You can read the full press release here. Remember check this space often to read posts from Victoria and Cate as they plan their journey (or sign-up for NARP's mailing list to get weekly briefs from the Summer by Rail project)!
Jim Mathews, President & CEO | NARP