For April, see FOUR new photos from Roseville, CA, the Los Angeles Gold Line, and Texas! All photos by RailPAC’s Russ Jackson.
Amtrak train #6, the California Zephyr, arrives at the Roseville station platform, located at the East end of the UP’s Roseville yard, on March 24. While the UP was rebuilding the [...]
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.
Bruce writes, “Matt Melzer and I were in the Parlour Car of #14 on Sunday enjoying coffee and muffins when an Amtrak Liaison [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
This report covers the speech and question time of Amtrak President, Alex Kummant. (PHOTO)
Mr. Kummant was introduced by RailPAC President, Paul Dyson, who met with Mr. Kummant in his DC office in October, where Paul extended an invitation to speak to this session, and “Alex agreed to come.”
(NOTE: A Noel Braymer video of [...]
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 VP North, Art Lloyd, moderated the session. In the PHOTO below, left to right, Mr. Lloyd is at the podium, with NARP Executive Director Ross Capon, [...]
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 [...]
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.
Gov. Michael Dukakis
Gov. Dukakis, in the [...]