Bay Bridge Closure- Labor Day Weekend (Followup) August 26th, 2007
The Bay Bridge reopened at 6 PM on Monday, September 3, 11 hours ahead of schedule. Over the weekend BART carried a record number of passengers, became a rolling party with its overnight service, and other public transportation systems saw record numbers of riders! No major tieups were encountered. Congratulations to Caltrans for its $1 million campaign of information leading up to this event!
August 11 Train and Tribute to Bob Conheim August 24th, 2007
The “Lord Mayor” of the Capitol Corridor Riders group who passed away on July 15 at age 63 was honored by his friends and family at Recreation Park in his hometown of Auburn on August 11.
New rail construction in Southern California August 23rd, 2007
Photos taken August 22, 2007, by Noel Braymer
Santa Barbara City Council Adopts Pro-Rail Program 7â€“0 August 23rd, 2007
Document closely follows RailPAC policy.
Commentary by Paul Dyson, RailPAC President
At the regular Santa Barbara City Council meeting on Tuesday August 21 the Council unanimously adopted the staffâ€™s report that outlined a policy of passenger rail improvements.
Bay Area “Regional Rail” meeting report August 22nd, 2007
August 20, 2007, Suisun City Hall
Reported by Russ Jackson
The Draft “Regional Rail” Plan was presented at a series of August meetings around the Bay Area.
Capitol Corridor Friday Accident August 20th, 2007
Special Message to Riders – August 20, 2007 The What, When, and Why
“An apology and a report to Capitol Corridor riders on the events of Friday afternoon and evening, August 17th” from Gene Skoropowski
The Coast Starlight’s summer On Time Performance has improved! August 19th, 2007
Report and Photos by Russ Jackson
Rail passengers wanting to use the Coast Starlight, Amtrak trains 11 and 14, in recent years have agonized about the late trains not only at the endpoints of Seattle and Los Angeles, but at all stations in between.
July Amtrak California Corridor Ridership and ticket revenue results August 15th, 2007
Provided by Gene Skoropowski, Managing Director, Capitol Corridor JPB. RailPAC thanks Gene for this information and commentary he sends us each month: Gene says, “We have received the ridership and revenue results for July 2007 from Amtrak, and, once again, the Capitol Corridor is setting records, the 10th month in a row.
Bay Area Regional Rail Plan Workshops August 10th, 2007
Dates and Times
Track the Bay Areaâ€™s rail future by attending a public meeting near you on the Draft Regional Rail Plan