A report from RailPAC Associate Director/InterMountainRail John Dornoff in Salt Lake City
To be effective June 13!
From the looks of it, most of the change is west of Salt Lake City.
Train 5 will depart Salt Lake City 20 minutes earlier at 11:35PM.
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.
Gene reports: Just in case you missed it, a gasoline tanker truck [...]
Three (3) For the month of May, 2007
The California Zephyr, the San Joaquin, and the Sunset Limited!
1. The California Zephyr, Amtrak train #6, proudly waits to depart from the Sacramento train station on April 3, 2007. While timekeeping for the Zephyr (0% endpoint on time since October 1, 2006) has been a major problem, [...]
Commentary by Richard Silver, RailPAC Executive Director
April 15, 2007
RailPAC Alert:Letter: Caltrain electrification will allow more small-town stops!
The letter below by Menlo Park Resident Clem Miller is right on point. We, RailPAC, have tried to raise these points to the member of the Coalition to Expand Transit Service (Certs) but they refuse to listen. [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
[ April 28, 2007; 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. ] The RailPAC Board of Directors will have a business meeting on Saturday, April 28, in Oakland.
RailPAC Policy Initiative
Grade Separation Funding â€“ RailPACâ€™s view.
RailPAC is concerned that a disproportionate amount of passenger rail funds is spent on grade separation projects.Â We believe that the State of California does not spend nearly enough on this important aspect of public safety.Â However, we need a new funding formula and mechanism to ensure equity [...]