Status Of Lawsuit Filed By TRAC Against RailPAC

We’ve had a number of calls from members who have heard rumors that RailPAC is being sued by TRAC (Train Riders Association of California). The rumors are correct. Recently some of our Board Members were served with writs, basically accusing us of harming TRAC by recruiting their members.

My reaction is […]

Coast Rail Coordinating Council

Reported by Bruce Jenkins, RailPAC Director — The Coast Rail Coordinating Council met at the Paraiso Winery in Soledad on Friday, 9/22. Meeting in Soledad was mainly a good will gesture, and to familiarize the council members of the growth and potentials of the area persuant to a Coast Daylight stop in Soledad.After the […]

San Francisco To Los Angeles Train Picks Up Steam

(Comments from RailPAC VP North Arthur Lloyd and Executive Director Richard Silver. The RailPAC Board has enthusiastically endorsed a quick startup of this new train on the Coast Line.)
By Liz Harrelson, MEDIA NEWS
An uphill struggle by train advocates and coastal communities to reinstate a historic San Francisco to Los Angeles train […]

San Joaquin Valley Rail Committee

Reported by Bruce Jenkins, RailPAC Director — The meeting started with several local (Merced, Mariposa) speakers advocating service to/from Yosemite National Park. One speaker from Mariposa was endeavoring to gain a seat on the Committee, which is being considered. A visual presentation was made entitled “Blueprint for San Joaquin Valley,” which includes all the […]

The Long Distance Trains need more local control

By Noel T. Braymer, Editor, Western Rail Passenger Review — With Washington in control of intercity passenger trains now for over 30 years, we have seen a slow but steady decline of service. Yet again we are hearing veiled talk of cut-backs to eliminate “money losing” trains. California is a proud leader […]

RailPAC Policy Initiative For 2006

Commentary by Paul Dyson, RailPAC President
Funding For Rail Expansion In California – Grade Separation Projects.

Grade Separation Funding – RailPAC’s view.
RailPAC is concerned that a disproportionate amount of passenger rail funds is spent on grade separation projects. We believe that the State of California does not spend nearly enough on this important aspect […]

Eight New Trains Added to Sacramento

CCJPA Press Release — The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) announced Sept. 5 that more direct service to and from Sacramento is now available with the addition of eight new trains, according to a press release.

The 33% increase in direct intercity train service between Sacramento and the Bay Area/San Jose began August 28, 2006.
Coupled […]