To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the “summer of love?” :) Go to a ball game? Go to Fishermans Wharf/Pier 39? Ride the cable cars? Let’s go! Here’s a photo story of rail in San Francisco in the summer of 2007. Photos and comments by RailPAC website Editor Russ Jackson

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June 1 Editorial by Noel Braymer

In mid June of this year there were several news stories about a U.S. Census survey which showed that Americans, particularly Californians where driving alone more than ever. This is despite millions of dollars being spent to encourage car-pooling and ride sharing. Many of the stories in the papers harped on the old clichés about peoples so called “love affair” with their automobile and so on. One newspaper, the Los Angeles Daily News got it right. Their headline for the story by Brent Hopkins on June 13th said it all: Southland drivers are the loneliest in the U.S.; jobs, housing key reason.

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Hybrid Technology for railroads   June 22nd, 2007

From Modern Railways with Comments added by RailPAC President, Paul Dyson

The following is an extract from the June 2007 edition of Modern Railways, the leading UK railway magazine. It was written by Roger Ford, a former traction engineer with the English Electric Company, and now technical editor of MR. It is reproduced with his and the magazine’s permission.

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LOSSAN Board Meeting, Los Angeles, 06/13/07
Report and IMPORTANT COMMENTARY by Paul Dyson, RailPAC President

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Report and commentary from the TAC meeting, Santa Barbara, 6/8/07 by Paul Dyson Including news about the new car order!

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June 4, 2007, Transportation Agency for Monterey County Rail Policy Committee meeting
Report and commentary by Chris Flescher, RailPAC, Salinas

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New California rail PHOTOS   June 16th, 2007

Photos from Southern California include the LA Gold Line, Santa Ana, Fullerton, and Santa Barbara. Posted mid-June, 2007.

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COMMENTS presented to THE LOSSAN BOARD – JUNE 13, 2007

Chairman Brown, Board members, I was told a long time ago that in advocacy it is always better to be for something than against. Well, that’s not going to be an easy job today, although item 7, Passenger Rail Integration, is indeed a ray of hope.

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Provided by Gene Skoropowski, Managing Director, Capitol Corridor JPA.

We just received the May 2007 ridership results, and while California in total is ‘looking good’, the Capitol Corridor is skyrocketing! I am still in awe of where we are in riders.

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