Bay Bridge Closure- Labor Day Weekend (Followup)

[ August 31, 2007 8:00 PM to September 4, 2007 4:00 AM. ] 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 […]

August 11 Train and Tribute to Bob Conheim

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.

In his honor a special Capitol train traveled from the Bay Area to Auburn for the event. […]

New rail construction in Southern California

Photos taken August 22, 2007, by Noel Braymer

The new Metrolink station at Buena Park is nearly finished including this pedestrian bridge across the tracks.

Looking at the new Los Angeles Gold Line “run-through” bridge that crosses US 101 at the south end of Union Station. The freeway is in the foreground. […]

Santa Barbara City Council Adopts Pro-Rail Program 7–0

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 staff’s report that outlined a policy of passenger rail improvements.

The full text of the document can be seen on line at
While the City is not the lead […]

Bay Area “Regional Rail” meeting report

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.

This writer chose to attend the afternoon session in Solano County, while other RailPAC members attended other meetings. The Plan is called a “blueprint for expanding the region’s […]

Capitol Corridor Friday Accident

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

For those of you who were caught up in the events of Friday afternoon and evening, and there were some two-thousand […]

Bay Area Regional Rail Plan Workshops

[ August 15, 2007 3:00 PM to August 27, 2007 5:00 PM. ] Dates and Times

Track the Bay Area’s rail future by attending a public meeting near you on the Draft Regional Rail Plan

After 18 months of analysis and stakeholder involvement, we are unveiling a blueprint for expanding the region’s network of rail lines. The Draft Regional Rail Plan will identify potential rail passenger and rail freight improvements […]

Dunsmuir Amtrak Stations

A Rail station and a Bus station at the foot of Mt. Shasta!

PHOTO report by Russ Jackson.

Dunsmuir is an historic railroad town 55 rail miles north of Redding. The Southern Pacific had shops and a yard there from steam locomotive days. Amtrak’s Coast Starlight continues to stop there, usually in the middle […]