Just a heads up to all RPA members or those thinking of joining. The yearly dues has increased to $60 for an individual and $50 for a senior but I still feel its a good buy. You will get 400 points (individual) 200 points (senior) for joining/renewing membership and save 10% on Amtrak rail travel. My membership is not only for the perks but for the work that this association has been doing. In past years I didn't believe that the work RPA/NARP was doing was valuable, but under the leadership of Jim Mathews and his staff; the association has taken a more aggressive and engaging role. With our politicians and with Amtrak,they remain our only voice on passenger rail issues in Washington. Whether you agree or disagree; a decent LD trip with the Amtrak discount pays for the yearly membership and you end up with 460 or 250 pts to your AGR account. Sounds like a good deal to me.