Sacramento City Hall — Reported by Russ Jackson

  • CCJPB Officials Visit The UP HQ In Omaha
  • Expansion To 32 Daily Trains In August
  • RailPAC Urges Passage Of Legislation For More Rail Funds
  • Good News For Oakland To San Jose Riders
  • CCJPB’S Gene Skorpowski Writes To Riders About ‘On Time’

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Reported by Chris Flescher, Associate Director, RailPAC — The status of the service to the Monterey Peninsula is that there still might be 2 trains a day running in 2009. The project is under environmental review and TAMC is examining alternatives. TAMC will be applying for FTA new starts money soon.

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Reported by Chris Flescher, Associate Director, RailPAC — One very important thing is that the UP railroad has approved the proposed station track layouts for Pajaro, Castroville, and Salinas.

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The Best and Worst of Times   February 1st, 2006

By RailPAC Editor Noel T. Braymer — RailPAC’s annual meeting this January 28th highlighted the great progress we have had, and can look forward to in California. Along with this we have problems that never seem to go away which we must still fight. Since 1990 there have been no major sources of new funding for rail service in California. Despite this we have seen service expansion on State supported services using increased revenues from growing ridership. But more money is needed for long overdue capital projects. Proposals from the administration have rekindled the debate on transportation spending. Nothing has yet been approved. But the administration is proposing $500 million dollars in new spending for rail.

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