New Schedule for the California Zephyr April 30th, 2007
A report from RailPAC Associate Director/InterMountainRail John Dornoff in Salt Lake City
RailPAC Alert: Capitol Corridor responds to highway collapse April 30th, 2007
from Executive Director Richard Silver
This Update is from Capitol Corridor Director Gene Skoropowski via our friends from the Capitol Corridor Riders Groups. Please spread the word. I have added my own notes below about extra ferry service, and BART service.
Train PHOTOS of the Month April 26th, 2007
Three (3) For the month of May, 2007
The California Zephyr, the San Joaquin, and the Sunset Limited!
Caltrain Electrification April 15th, 2007
Commentary by Richard Silver, RailPAC Executive Director
April 15, 2007
RailPAC Alert:Letter: Caltrain electrification will allow more small-town stops!
Transportation Agency for Monterey County rail meeting report April 14th, 2007
April 2, 2007, reported by RailPAC Associate Director Chris Flescher.
A significant part of the meeting was on possible BRT lines in the area. There was a Monterey Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) study performed, for Monterey Salinas Transit (MST) and SCRTD (the equivalent agency for Santa Cruz County). The study was started in Jan 2007, and will be used to prepare an application for a FTA very small starts grant. These are the preliminary findings:
RailPAC President’s Thoughts on the March 17 Meeting April 12th, 2007
By Paul Dyson, RailPAC President
I have to say that after many weeks of preparation I was very gratified to see an almost full room, nearly three hundred people with all three organizations well represented. We have a lot of dual members, which is great, as we need national and regional support groups.
March CA Corridor statistics! April 12th, 2007
By Gene Skoropowski Managing Director, CCJPA
We have just received the March 2007 results, and for the Capitol Corridor it is yet another record high in both ridership and revenue, even with our still-lackluster 73% on-time performance (but that is getting better as well, April to date is 80%). Implementation of the Union Pacific’s test plan for limiting daylight freights to the ‘crack’ priority trains should further improve this on-time performance, as described by Mr. Tom Mulligan of UPRR at our last Board Meeting.
RailPAC Videos on YouTube April 12th, 2007
From Noel Braymer
In just under a month the video highlights of the Kummant Speech in Los Angeles on March 17th has 1,010 views. The highlights of Andy Selden’s presentation at the same meeting is now at 301. The posting of the first half of Dr. Herzog’s presentation in 1985 about Matrix Theory is already at 153.The Second half of Dr. Herzog’s presentation is now available and has 12 views. There is also a short video on California’s Amtrak Trains of 1985 on http://www.youtube.com/noelnoelt which in just over 2 weeks has 242 view. This video ends with a short presentation from Byron Nordberg talking about the then new Oceanside Transportation Center which Byron spearheaded.
RailPAC Board Meeting April 12th, 2007
The RailPAC Board of Directors will have a business meeting on Saturday, April 28, in Oakland.
Funding For Rail Expansion In California – Grade Separation Projects April 11th, 2007
RailPAC Policy Initiative
Grade Separation Funding â€“ RailPACâ€™s view.