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Saturday – November 15th
California State Railroad Museum Auditorium, Sacramento
Members: $35 / Non-members: $45
Keynote Speaker: California Assembly Member Dickinson
Here’s your chance to meet the new NARP President Jim Mathews.
Further speaker information to follow.
Save 15% on Amtrak travel to Sacramento
Additional details to follow.
Commentary by Anthony Lee, RailPAC Associate Director
At the recent congressional hearing regarding re-authorization of Amtrak, Congresswoman Diane Titus(D) of Las Vegas requested a another study regarding restoring passenger rail service to Las Vegas, which is good news. The best option of restoring passenger rail service is a daily connection to the [...]
By Noel T. Braymer
The earliest San Diego can hope now to get direct High Speed Rail service is sometime after 2029. By 2029 the planning of the California High Speed Rail Authority is for 500 miles of High Speed Rail service between Anaheim and San Francisco. San Diego is the second largest city in California. [...]
Gastropub proposed for Fred Harvey Room at Los Angeles Union Station! The Source Sep 15, 2014 If the lease is approved by the full Metro Board at its Oct. 2 meeting, the new restaurant would be the first to occupy the Fred Harvey Room at Union Station since the original Harvey House restaurant closed in 1967. The [...]
RailPAC President Paul Dyson wrote to the California High Speed Rail Authority AND other agencies re electrification. The Authority’s Board Chairman Dan Richard replied to Mr. Dyson. TO READ THESE ITEMS YOU MUST CLIC ON THE TITLE AND THEN ON THE BLUE LINES BELOW.
Reported by David B. Kutrosky, Managing Director
Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority
Service Performance Overview
A total of 120,553 passengers rode Capitol Corridor trains in August, an
uptick of 2.2% compared to August 2013 and marking the fifth consecutive
month of ridership increases for the service. Revenue for August 2014 was
up 0.5% over August 2013 and was a record for [...]
By Noel T. Braymer
Much of the time reading agendas can be rather boring. Much of the material is either technical or legalistic. But like digging for gold if you dig in the right places you can hit paydirt in the LOSSAN Board Meeting Agenda. The latest meeting was held on September 15th. The minutes for [...]
To get more riders, Metrolink should lower fares Los Angeles Times-Sep 11, 2014 Letters to the Editor The comments by officials about ridership growth on the weekends due to the $10 pass make my case that ridership is price sensitive. One way to greatly increase ridership on the weekends would be to add frequencies to existing services and [...]
Commentary by Robert MacDonald, RailPAC member, Oakland
On September 11, 2014, the media announced that the Nevada State Legislature had passed the approval of TESLA’s constructing its “gigafactory” at Union Pacific’s station of PATRICK, which is about 13 miles east of the station of Reno. TESLA has announced that their new plant will employ 6,500 [...]
By Noel T. Braymer
It is looking more and more that California’s first High Speed Train will go to Las Vegas. Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, a major supporter of California- Las Vegas High Speed Rail service, says he has been talking with Governor Brown about the future of California-Las Vegas High Speed Rail. Senator Reid [...]
Metrolink’s annual ridership continues to drop Los Angeles Times-Sep 7, 2014 Once hailed as the fastest-growing commuter line in the nation, the railroad has seen its annual ridership drop by almost 595,000 passengers since 2008, with resulting losses in revenue. That and other factors have left the agency squeezed between trimming service or boosting fares, either of [...]