200611-6 November 15th, 2006
A crowd of over 35 people participated in the first RailPAC meeting to be held on the Peninsula. Many were regular Caltrain riders, as well as Amtrak riders. RailPAC VP North Art Lloyd hosted the meeting, also attended by several RailPAC Directors, with VP South James Smith and former Treasurer Jim Clifton joining us from Southern California. It was a successful meeting with many good questions from those attending! This report with pictures from the event will be in the November Western Rail Passenger Review, and on railpac.org after November 1.
Mr. Lloyd (right) opened the meeting by introducing featured speaker, Bob Doty, the acting Chief Operating Officer for Caltrain, who also supervises construction and planning for the railroad. Art mentioned how much Caltrain has improved, in that there are now 96 trains daily on this busy commuter service that dates back to the 1800′s when the Southern Pacific first built the line.