San Joaquin Valley Rail Committee meeting report

Reported by Bruce Jenkins, RailPAC Director, with Bill Kerby, RailPAC Treasurer and Art Lloyd, RailPAC VP North

The San Joaquin Valley Rail Committee meeting was held Thursday March 8, 2007 in Fresno. Fresno County Supervisor Henry Perea welcomed members of the committee and audience.
The main issue of this meeting was the Committee vote to make […]

News and a Photo from the Capitol Corridor

Gene Skropowski, the Capitol Corridor Managing Director, replied to RailPAC regarding the photo story about the group traveling to Sacramento from Davis (below the meeting notice) and gave us an advanced look at other important Corridor news including the latest statistics from the other California corridors. NEW Photo added!

Westbound Capitol train 737 arrives […]

RailPAC/NARP Joint Membership Meeting & Conference

[ March 17, 2007; 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. ] Saturday, March 17, 2007 Gateway Center, MTA BOARD ROOM, 3rd Floor, the tall building east of Los Angeles Union Station platforms.

The Rail Passenger Association of California, the National Association of Railroad Passengers, and the Transit Coalition invite you to the biggest rail meeting of 2007!

Amtrak President Alex Kummant (pictured, left, with RailPAC President […]

Group rides Zephyr from Davis to Sacramento

Instead of using a Capitol train. The scene below is the Davis, CA train station this morning, March 2, 2007. The train is the eastbound California Zephyr, #6, which arrived only a few minutes late enroute eventually to Chicago. A PHOTO report by Russ Jackson, RailPAC.

This group of children and parents wanted […]

Amtrak needs leadership, not more managers

Commentary by Noel Braymer, Editor, Western Rail Passenger Review
On January 30th of this year, train 50, the CARDINAL, departed Chicago with 6 cars, one locomotive and one working toilet. Over the protests of the train’s conductor, the Chicago trainmaster ordered the train out of Chicago. The train had gone no further than Dyer, Indiana, just […]