Rail PHOTOS of the Month March 28th, 2007
For April, see FOUR new photos from Roseville, CA, the Los Angeles Gold Line, and Texas! All photos by RailPAC’s Russ Jackson.
News about the Coast Starlight March 24th, 2007
RailPAC Directors Bruce Jenkins and Matt Melzer rode Amtrak train 14, the Coast Starlight returning from the RailPAC/NARP meeting in Los Angeles. Here is their report on the future of that train.
Capitol Corridor JPA March Meeting Report March 22nd, 2007
Capitol Corridor JPA Meeting Report
March 21, 2007, Suisun City Hall
Reported by Russ Jackson
“One track will be open by the end of March, and the other by the end of April,” was the good news from the Union Pacific’s Tom Mulligan, reporting to the CCJPA on progress in repairing the destroyed rail bridge east of Sacramento.
RailPAC/NARP March Conference report 1 (of 5): The Opening Session March 20th, 2007
The Rail Conference on March 17, 2007, was held in the Los Angeles MTA Building auditorium, sponsored by the Rail Passenger Association of California, the National Railroad Passenger Association, and the Transit Coalition. All Reports and PHOTOS by Russ Jackson.
This report covers the Opening session, and the Annual Meeting and election of officers and board members for the Rail Passenger Association of California, which was held at the end of the afternoon session.
RailPAC/NARP March Conference report 2: Alex Kummant March 20th, 2007
This report covers the speech and question time of Amtrak President, Alex Kummant. (PHOTO)
RailPAC/NARP March Conference report 3: Bronte and Capon March 20th, 2007
This report covers the presentations by William Bronte and Ross Capon from the morning session following Mr. Kummant. Andrew C. Selden’s presentation is in the next report.
RailPAC/NARP March Conference report 4: Selden March 20th, 2007
This report covers the presentation by Andrew C. Selden, representing the United Rail Passenger Alliance. He is President of the Minnesota Rail Passenger Association, and an author of many articles on rail passenger policy and theory. He was a finalist candidate to be CEO of Amtrak in 1998. In 1986 he was described by the late David Morgan at TRAINS magazine as “The dean of the pro-passenger Amtrak critics.”
RailPAC/NARP March Conference report 5: Dukakis and PM panels March 20th, 2007
This report covers the afternoon session, which began with the inspiring talk by Gov. Michael Dukakis, who was an Amtrak board member and Vice Chairman, followed by panels discussing Regional and Commuter Rail, Southern California, and Urban Rail transit projects in Southern California, followed by a High Speed Rail report.
Andrew Selden Addresses Joint RailPAC/NARP meeting March 20th, 2007
Amtrak President Kummant Addresses Joint RailPAC/NARP meeting March 20th, 2007